How My Husband Overcame Late Stage Kidney Cancer
(Minghui.org) I fought with my drunken husband almost every other day and often had to go to the hospital for my incurable urinary tract issues. This was my life before I started practicing Falun Dafa in 1996. Without Falun Dafa, I wouldn't have been able to regain my health, and my husband wouldn't have survived after being diagnosed with late-stage kidney cancer.
My Past Painful Life
My life was a mess. My husband had a terrible temper, and alcohol made it worse. He got drunk almost every night with his friends and then came home and beat me for trivial things. Whenever this happened, I got angry and fought back. I believed that my health was bad because of him. My urinary system became very problematic, and I got kidney stones, hydronephrosis, urinary tract stones, bladder stones, and cystitis. I lived in great pain every day.
I visited many different hospitals and took a lot of medicine, but I did not get any better. The doctors finally told me that they had no way to cure me. I then thought of qigong. I sought help from various qigong masters and joined countless qigong classes. I spent a lot of money but my situation just got worse and worse, until one day in 1996 when I learned Falun Dafa.
The most important thing that made Falun Dafa different from other qigong was that after I learned Falun Dafa, I understood why my life was so difficult and why my husband treated me so badly. Everything had a reason behind it. Perhaps it was due to something in our previous lives. I learned how to get along better with my husband. When I had a conflict with him, I simply followed Master's teachings and the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance to keep myself calm.
Surprisingly, all my illnesses were gone in less than three months! How wonderful it is to be illness-free!
My husband witnessed my change and became very supportive. After the Chinese Communist Party launched the persecution of Falun Dafa in July 1999, he didn't believe any of the propaganda. Instead, he always helped me and fellow practitioners distribute truth-clarifying materials.
Fellow practitioners and I often tried to persuade him to cultivate Falun Dafa, but he was reluctant, knowing that meant that he would have to quit smoking and drinking. However, many years later when his life was at stake, he changed his mind.
Diagnosed with Late-Stage Kidney Cancer
My husband left home to work far away in 2005. I found out in early 2019 that he had lost a lot of weight. He is almost 6 feet tall but weighed only around 135 pounds. His family and I were very worried about him. We tried to persuade him to see a doctor, but he always refused and made excuses.
Five months later, he started to run a high fever that lasted many days. I learned that he had a long vacation in mid-June, so I went with him to a local hospital. Since he consistently had a high temperature and complained about back pain, the doctor sent him for a kidney CT scan. The resulting report revealed a long list of problems, but I remember only the one line that read “metastasized.” The doctor told us to go to a better, larger hospital to check with a specialist.
So we went to see a specialist, and after the doctor checked the CT result, he suggested my husband be hospitalized. Within three days, his situation became very critical. The doctor told me that he had a tumor in his right kidney. The tumor was 11 centimeters in size, half in the kidney and half in a bone. It was late-stage kidney cancer, so surgery would not be effective, and the only option left was chemotherapy. More tests showed that he had many other problems, including hepatomegaly, nodules in the lungs, stones in the gallbladder, etc.
This would have been a huge blow had I not practiced Falun Dafa. But from the perspective of cultivation, I believed that my husband still had hope if he could start to practice Falun Dafa.
That evening, I told my husband how serious his situation was, and I told him we had two options. One was to continue whatever treatment might be available in the hospital and sell our apartment to pay the medical bills. The other option was to practice Falun Dafa.
I said, “You have witnessed how I recovered by practicing Falun Dafa--why don't you give it a try?” He was silent. I could tell that he didn’t have much hope in the doctor’s proposed course of treatment.
He had actually already talked about it with other cancer patients in the same ward. One patient who had blood cancer said, “You can't believe much we have spent so far, but to no effect at all. The last resort is a bone marrow transplant, which no one can afford.” Another patient who also had blood cancer said, “Money is not a problem for me, but even a bone marrow transplant is not guaranteed to be effective.”
They were all feeling down. I then told them my experience of how all my illnesses disappeared after practicing Falun Dafa, hoping they could also give it a thought.
My Husband Survived
My husband decided to go home. But he didn't start to practice Falun Dafa. He still had a fever and was in a bad mood all the time. He even tried two boxes of “miracle water” purchased online, but it only made his condition worse. Every day he would lie in bed and nag me about how he was going to die.
While taking care of him, I also had to take care of my mother who has been bedridden for five years. Every day after I cooked, I had to feed my mother first, then bring lunch to my son at school, then return home to take care of my husband and help my mother shower at night. I had to do everything by myself. At the same time, as a Falun Dafa practitioner, I had to do the three things well. It was exactly like what Master said in “Tempering the Will” from Hong Yin (Translation Version A),
“Abundant troubles rain down together,All to see: Can you pull through?”
No matter how hard it was, I had to remember to improve myself. I knew I should set an example for my husband so that he could see what a genuine practitioner is like.
In the middle of August, a month after my husband came home from the hospital, he suddenly told me, “I want to practice Falun Dafa!” I was thrilled.
We have since studied the Fa and done the exercises together every day. In a few days, his appetite improved. He gained 11 pounds in a month and more than 33 pounds in three months. His weight is now back to normal, and he no longer has a fever. He has gained more strength and can even help me do household chores. He is now healthy and happy.
Thanks to Master who offered my husband a second chance at life. We couldn't appreciate Master more.