(Minghui.org) I used to suffer from many ailments because I'd worked in an extremely cold, desert area for over 20 years. I really suffered. Luckily, I found Falun Dafa in 1997, and my life completely changed for the better.

My Life of Pain

My ailments, such as chronic stomach problems, a frozen shoulder, and arthritis in the knee had made my life miserable enough. Then the doctor prescribed the wrong medicine and I developed an allergy to it. After that, I was allergic to many drugs, Chinese and Western.

There is a Chinese saying that misfortune never travels alone. I was later seriously injured in an accident, damaging my nerves. My lower back became numb, and I lost the ability to use the muscles in my right leg. Specialists at many hospitals said that my conditions were quite complicated and, with my history of allergic reactions, they couldn't do anything about it. In the end, they gave up on me.

I couldn't sleep because of the excruciating pain. Doctors gave me morphine every three to five days. I couldn't eat or sleep. Gradually, I became skin and bones. I really understand when someone says, “Living like this is worse than death.”

Life Renewed

My life started to change in May 1997. I watched the video lectures given by Mr. Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa.

The next morning, I wore heavy clothes and used my crutches to walk to the place where I could learn the Dafa exercises. I couldn't stand without the crutches, so I had to lean against a basketball pole and copied the others' movements.

I went to the same place to do the exercises every day. Gradually, I could stand without the crutches and didn't have to wear such heavy clothes. I sometimes did the exercises when it was raining. My wife worried that I might get a cold, because if I did, I would have a relapse.

I have cultivated Falun Dafa for 20 years. I haven't been to any hospital since then. And all my ailments have truly disappeared. I don't have to pay anything for medical care.