Recovery from Heavy Anemia and Uterine Fibroids without Medical Operations
Kishu branch, Yukiyo OOE
Reported in the June 2012 issue of the "Shinkyo" newsletter
When I was in 5th grade, I was allowed to join the faith. It's been 28 years
since my husband and I got married in Kumano, Mie, and 2 boys and 2 girls have
come to us. As a parent I'm very glad that each of them is doing well with working
for their dream jobs. Now I live with my husband and my first son happily.
Around the time when my children have grown up my health condition was getting
bad. I had been diagnosed with anemia for 10 years, and 5 years ago it became
clear that uterine fibroids caused that. The doctor said "there are some large
myomas, but they seem they are not going to be larger anymore. Let's wait and
see for a while." I felt just right to hear that, and I didn't receive any medical
treatments at the time.
However, since last year I got tired so easily, and palpitations, a shortness
of breath, and dizziness were often caused. Because of that I always felt exhausted
and even didn't want to go out. Doing some easy house chores was all what I
could. One day my legs were swollen out so bad and even made me difficult to
walk, and I went to a hospital to see a doctor. The cause was new18 cm-myoma
that had pressed the lymph node of my leg. I was also suffered from extreme
anemia at the time. The normal blood pressure is over 12, but mine is only 4.1.
The doctor said that I needed an operation immediately to cut the myoma out,
but at the same time he was also surprised that I drove by myself with that
bad condition. According to him, not only the huge myoma is very rare, but also
people usually can't even get up with the very low blood pressure. After I heard
that, I realized and was thankful so much that I was protected by Meishusama.
I told the doctor that I didn't want to have an operation, but he assumed it
was too risky to leave the myoma without any medical treatments although it
wasn't malignant. Therefore, I decided to receive treatments for anemia reluctantly.
For 2 weeks until the re-examination I received "Johrei" from a teacher of a
branch and my family with taking medicines for anemia. The result was 11 which
is almost normal, and the doctor was very surprised with how fast I was recovering.
After that I didn't have to take medicines. It was very hard to take medicines
for me who haven't taken medicines since I was a kid. Fortunately, thanks to
Johrei it ended up only in 2 weeks. My health condition was getting better and
better, and now I'm pretty fine and can do house chores and regular things in
Moreover, there is another miracle that I received. Last year flood hit the
Kinan area where I live. I couldn't believe what I saw on the next day. The
town didn't look like before the disaster anymore. Electric poles were broken
into two pieces, and the electric codes were torn. The road were damaged and
caved in terribly, and the river was filled up with driftwoods. The water supply
and the electricity were cut off, and calling was unavailable as well. The area
became an isolated place within one night.
In Wakayama, one village was gone away, and the disaster took many people's
lives away. However, my family received a great miracle that our house wasn't
damaged at all. Volunteers were surprised and said that this is very miracle
that my house wasn't affected even though other near houses were damaged terribly.
They also said that we were protected.
The hardest thing was getting water for toilet use. We used 10 litters at one
time, so going to a river to get water was very important routine at the time.
We lived non-modern life that using candles instead of electric lights and goingt
to the river to wash clothes. I realized how thankful that water comes out by
only turning the faucet on and we can get lights by only turning the light on.
I couldn't even express how grateful I was at the time when the water supply
and the electricity were recovered.
I learned lessons that we think normal are not normal from the disaster. From
this experience I decided to thank for even small things in a daily life. I'm
so blessed being able to feel that I'm protected thanks to this faith. I would
like to tell the blessed story and Johrei to others.