(Minghui.org) A colleague of mine first noticed a small bump on my lower back when we were at our company’s public shower. She suggested that I see a doctor, so as to rule out anything serious. I went to have the bump checked out and the doctor said, “Not a big problem, only an abscess, very easy to remove with surgery.”

Upon sharing the news about the surgery with another colleague, one of them reacted strongly, “No! Don’t remove it. My father’s friend died from a surgery like this!”

That was a few days before the Chinese New Year in 1998. Needlessness to say, I spent my holiday with a heavy heart. A woman I worked with had been practicing Falun Gong for several years. She noticed my worried expression and asked me what was wrong. I told her about my fear of the surgery. She recommended that I look into Falun Gong.

With some feeling of hopelessness, but willing to give it a try, I started practicing Falun Gong. In the beginning, I believed that doing the exercises was cultivation. My child was still young at the time, so it was hard for me to have uninterrupted time to do the exercises. There were also some other Buddhist teachings I had learned in the past which I could not let go. Master nonetheless started to cleanse my body five months later.

The bump on my back got bigger and more inflamed. It was also extremely tender. My whole upper body hurt and I could not move easily during sleep. Puzzled, I asked my Falun Gong friend, “Isn’t Falun Gong suppose to improve our health?”

“It’s a good thing! Master is cleansing your body!” She replied.

Through studying the Fa, I learned that Falun Gong eliminates illness from the root. Furthermore, Falun Gong is a high level cultivation practice. Birth, sickness, and death are matters in everyday people’s lives, therefore, Master removes the root of our illnesses from the beginning of our cultivation.

Family members urged me to go to the hospital. After ten days of painful contemplation, I made my decision based on one thought: All people die eventually, I believe in Falun Gong.

This thought was a powerful turning point. The bump kept getting bigger. Three pin-sized holes appeared on the bump, where a foul smelling pus seeped through. It was during the summer months so I had to stay away from others because of the odor.

I placed some tissue on top of the bump to absorb the drainage. This situation persisted for two months. The bump was completely flat by September. There has been no pain since then, only a small pin-sized scar remained.

Years later, I was telling someone about Falun Gong and how I became a practitioner, and he was shocked, “You had a deep abscess on your back and did not take any medication or treatment? You just kept practicing Falun Gong?” He also said that he knew people who had this condition who were never completely cured.

This person’s uncle introduced Falun Gong to him many years ago, but he did not believe in it. But now he wants to find out more about the practice of Falun Gong.

Now, 22 years later, I am a completely different person. I am healthy and I have become a more generous person. I sense Master’s protection all the time and I know that I am the most fortunate person in the world!