My Recovery from Cancer
(Minghui.org) I am a farmer living in the rural countryside of Hunan, China. My first husband passed away twenty years ago. I was left with our two young children and a large debt. To support the family and pay off the debt, I worked from dawn to dusk. I drove delivery trucks, did physical labor and sold vegetables. After years of hard work, the debt was paid off in full.
Without warning, one day I suddenly loss full control of my hands, feet and back. I could not carry anything heavy. On bad days, I had to rest in bed and rely on others to care for me. I did not even have the strength to pull up my blanket. This lasted several years.
My second husband took me to several major hospitals for consults and spent thousands of dollars on medications. I was finally diagnosed with a rare type of cancer affecting my neurological system. The cancer cells had already metastasized throughout my body and there was no cure available.
One specialist told us that surgery, with a success rate of only five percent, could extend my life by a couple of years. Upon hearing this, I totally gave up. It was not treatable and thus I chose to rest and spend my last days at home.
The widespread of cancer cells also caused symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, cerebral vascular infarction, bone hyperplasia and lumbar disc herniation. Bedridden, I could hardly talk. My stomach also became sensitive because of the medication I was taking. I was only eating a small amount of food. My weight was just over 90 pounds.
Fearing that I would commit suicide, family members took turns taking care of me.Each day felt like an eternity. My husband thought that staying home every day was not good for me either. He took me with him when he went to the market. I sat in a wheelchair watching people come and go while he sold vegetables.
Recovering After Practicing Falun Dafa
I met a Falun Dafa practitioner while at the market one day. We were complete strangers. The practitioner told me that Falun Dafa was the only way for salvation. She told me the truth behind the persecution of Falun Dafa in China and that denouncing the Chinese Communist Party will keep me safe. She also told me to sincerely recite, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” as it will bring me blessings. She taught me the Falun Dafa exercises and told me that trusting Dafa and Master Li Hongzhi (the founder) would bring me hope.
All the Falun Dafa practitioners I met were very kind people. They were not after fame or money, they risked their life telling people like me the truth behind the persecution. I understood that this practice teaches people to be good and so I must hold on to this opportunity.
That was how I became a Falun Dafa practitioner. I started by reciting “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” throughout the day. Later I read Zhuan Falun every day. My sister helped me with characters I did not know as I only spent one year in school.
Two months later, I was able to move my arms and legs! The tremors in my hands went away. I saw hope. The improvement in me was noticeable. I was grateful for Master’s compassion.
The practitioner I met from the market also brought me the exercise demonstration DVD. My husband helped me set up the DVD player and I followed along with the video. Without much strength in the beginning, I needed others to help me move my arms and fold my legs to a crossed legged position when I did the exercises. I clenched my teeth when my legs started to hurt from doing the sitting exercise. I knew I had to keep at it no matter what, and Dafa would save my life.
Falun Dafa is precious. I wake up at 3 a.m. every morning to do the exercises. In less than two months, I was walking on my own. A few months later, I was doing household chores.
One time, I overcame a sickness karma tribulation. It lasted three days. I could not eat so I drank water sweetened with sugar for basic energy needs. At that time, my children were not home and my husband was traveling with friends. I told them that I would stay home by myself, that there was something important that I must do. I knew the only way I could break through this sickness karma was to have faith in Master and Dafa.
Constantly reciting “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” and doing the exercises got me through this tribulation. Staying aligned with Falun Dafa’s guiding principles improved my health and spirit.
Cultivating Mind and Body Brought Me a New Life
It has been two years since I started practicing Falun Dafa. I continue to get up at 3 a.m. every morning to do the exercises.
During the day, my husband and I sell vegetables at the market. In the evening, I read Falun Dafa's lectures. Striving to be a better person, I live my days according to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
My weight went up to 130 pounds. I have a healthy appetite and am energetic. On the days my husband was not home, I carried one hundred pound sacks by myself.
I used to have a quick temper. After practicing Falun Dafa, I was able to react with calmness when my husband criticized me. Furthermore, I would think about how I would do better the next time. When doing business at the market, I am honest with customers and helped those in need.
My relatives, friends and customers saw the changes in me - from bedridden to a healthy person. They called it a miracle! I shared my cultivation experiences with them. They praised the greatness of Falun Dafa. My whole family is supportive of my cultivation practice.