[Celebrating World Falun Dafa Day] Dafa Cured My Brain Tumor
(Minghui.org) I am 37 years old, female, and work in a bank. When I was 26 in 2008, I often had headaches. I thought it might be because of the pressure at work. I did not take it seriously at the time.
But my menstruation stopped in 2009. I thought that I maybe just had an endocrine imbalance and didn't pay attention to it. My mother checked with a doctor about it and was told that I likely had polycystic ovary syndrome. I was given estrogen, one tablet a day. If I took it regularly, I would have my period; otherwise, I didn't. This went on for two years.
Then my body began to change. I used to have a fairly well-proportioned figure. But my mother noticed that my face had widened, my nose was getting bigger, my skin was rougher, and I was less attractive. My waist thickened, my stomach got bigger, my weight went from 130 to 180 pounds, and my feet began to get bigger, too. My feet had to bear my increased weight and the bottoms of my feet hurt.
My father suspected that I might have a tumor of some sort and insisted that I go to the hospital. After they did an MRI of my head, I came out of the exam room and saw my mother staring at me with tears in her eyes. I was stunned: It was a brain tumor! I didn't want to believe it: how could I have a brain tumor? I was so scared that I couldn’t hold back my tears.
The doctor said that I had a tumor in my pituitary gland that was affecting my growth hormones. If it was not controlled, my bones would grow abnormally fast, my organs would start to fail, and my life expectancy would be shortened. The tumor was growing quickly. Although it was benign, it was already dangerously huge.
It was only a few millimeters from the optic nerve. Once it hit the optic nerve, my right eye would be affected. Because the tumor was located in the middle of my head, the only way to reach it was microsurgery through my nose. To avoid damaging my internal carotid artery or the optic nerve, removing the tumor completely was impossible, and I would need to have radiation therapy afterward.
The pituitary gland controls the various hormones in the human body and is very important. My endocrine disorders might continue after the surgery and cause many complications. I would need to take medicine for the rest of my life. If the tumor re-grew, I might need to have surgery again.
The next day I was admitted to the neurosurgical ward in the best hospital in our area and had the surgery. A month later, I had radiation therapy in another hospital. The radiation made my white blood cell count plummet.
Instead of going away, my headaches became more intense. When the pain was too much to bear, I slapped my head with my fists or pressed my head against a solid surface. I had thought that I'd had the surgery in time to prevent the tumor from hitting my optic nerve and saving the sight in my right eye, but I was wrong.
The vision in my right eye deteriorated quickly, dropping from 1.2 to 0.8. Six months after the surgery, I sometimes had double vision. Once while driving on the highway, I suddenly had double vision and had difficulty seeing the other cars clearly. I was terrified and had to find a place to stop. I got better after resting for a long time. After that, I no longer dared to drive.
But I continued to get worse: my eyes became slanted; I easily sweat a lot; I stopped menstruating; I had abdominal pain; a lot of hair grew on my legs; and my hands and feet swelled so badly that I had to wear men's shoes.
From 2012 to 2014, I visited many famous hospitals in our area and in Beijing to see doctors in the departments of neurosurgery, neurology, and endocrinology. I even went to Chinese medicine hospitals. When I was visiting a Chinese medicine hospital in Beijing, the doctor adjusted my prescription periodically and I had to go to Beijing every two weeks. I brought back two big bags of Chinese medicine every trip. I wanted to vomit when drinking the medicine. All the doctors told me that there was no cure, that I would need the medicine for the rest of my life.
In 2014, I went to Hong Kong to see a famous neurosurgeon. He told me about proton ray surgery, which was more accurate than gamma radiation. The most advanced proton radiotherapy surgery, a course of treatment for 20 days cost a total of four million yuan, which did not include the hospitalization or after-surgery care.
Moreover, the doctor clearly stated that there was no guarantee that the tumor would not eventually recur. Four million! Even if we sold our house, it wouldn't be enough! And still there was no guarantee. I just had to live with it.
My worst torment were the headaches. My whole head, including my temples, forehead, brow bone, eyelids, cheekbones, nasal cavities, and ear canals, all ached. I did not know how to cope with the pain. One night, I woke up with a severe headache and couldn't go back to sleep. I did not know what to do, how I could live the rest of my life like this, and wondered if there was someone who could save me.
Dafa Saved Me
At that moment, the words “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” suddenly appeared in my mind. I silently repeated them twice. One of my relatives who practiced Falun Dafa had told me these words. She also told me that Dafa was good, that it guided people to live by Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and improved people's moral standards. When a person's heart is filled with the righteous thoughts of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, the Buddha will protect him. She also told me stories of Dafa protecting people who were not practitioners: they sincerely recited “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” when they were in life-threatening situations or ill, and Dafa saved them. I had loved listening to these amazing stories when she told them to me but had never related them to myself.
But now I was suffering so much and I was in despair. If Falun Dafa had really saved so many people, even ones with terminal illnesses, it could certainly save me! Falun Dafa came to my mind now and I reassured myself that Dafa and the Master of Dafa would definitely save me! I began to sincerely recite “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” over and over again. I was relieved and fell asleep.
I hadn’t slept so well for a long time—those words truly worked! When I woke up the next morning and remembered what had happened the night before, it was amazing and incredible! I saw hope. I wondered how it could be so effective when modern medicine was out of options. This was totally different from the empirical science I'd learned.
I wanted to understand it. I had to learn Falun Dafa! I obtained Master Li Hongzhi's entire works, including Zhuan Falun. I learned the five exercises, which were simple and relaxing. I began to practice Falun Dafa.
“But ultimately, I would say, material and mental phenomena are the same in nature. Scientists have found that there are physical properties to the thoughts that take place in the brain. So this means that thoughts materially exist, yet at the same time they are certainly mental phenomena. This would suggest, then, that the two are actually the same.” (Zhuan Falun)
“Let’s look at what happens when you work on your character. Suppose someone out in the world swears at you or berates you, yet you manage not to say a word in reply, and keep calm. Or suppose someone hits you, and you don’t say anything and just shrug it off with a smile. In either event it would mean that you have made progress with your character, which is excellent now. Then what’s in store for you, as a practitioner? You will get higher energy for it. The level of your energy will rise in proportion to your character. It will always be capped by your character, however, and there are no exceptions to the rule.” (Zhuan Falun)
After reading the Dafa books, I understood why people got sick, and why cultivation can cure illnesses. In the books, Master Li Hongzhi elaborated on the profound teachings of Dafa and explained many things that had puzzled me in the past using plain language. My parents and I read the Fa together and we all admired Master.
I learned to follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in everything I did, such as not telling lies; being tolerant with others; looking at others' good points; and being kind and sincere. At work, when customers got upset and said bad things to me, I was calm and rational and tried to understand them. I worked diligently and did not focus on my own interests and gains. I learned to be considerate of my parents, stopped being lazy, and did more housework.
Gradually, I started to get along better with my family, friends, and colleagues. I became more generous and rarely got angry or resentful. My life is more peaceful and happy. It’s wonderful to practice Dafa!
As my moral character improved, my body underwent changes, just like Master said. Ever since the microsurgery, my left nasal passage had been inflamed and blocked. Once when I was doing the fifth exercise, I felt the blockage moving up and up. In less than a minute, my entire nasal cavity was clear, all the way up to my forehead! I never suffered from a blocked nasal passage after that. Dafa is amazing!
In 2017, the doctor who'd done the surgery called my mother to check on me. My mother was excited to tell the doctor that, even though I was unable to find a cure in any hospital, Falun Dafa saved me. The doctor was surprised that I wasn't taking any medicine. He thought it was even more inconceivable that I did not have any complications such as diabetes or high blood pressure.
I have not taken a single pill nor had any injections since I began to practice Dafa in 2014. I started to menstruate again after practicing for two months. My eyesight recovered and I never have double vision anymore. My eyes are no longer slanted, I don't sweat easily, and my whole body feels light. My hands and feet are no longer swollen. The best thing is that my headaches are gone. No more headaches, no more pain! I cannot help laughing as I write about it.
I have so much to say when it comes to my experience. For a life-threatening condition that could not be cured even with four million yuan, I did not spend a penny and fully recovered without any pain by cultivating in Falun Dafa. Not only did I improve my morality, but I am now a blessing to my family, my workplace, and the society. It was Falun Dafa and Master Li Hongzhi who saved me and my family and gave me a new life. I hope that everyone knows that Falun Dafa is a Great Law that can save people. Falun Dafa is good!
Thank you, Master!
Thanks to the fellow practitioners for their selfless dedication and help!