Joey and Rory Feek have shared news with their fans that Joey was recently diagnosed with an aggressive cervical cancer. Rory shared the news on the couple’s This Life I Live Blog.
In May, at a routine appointment with her gynecologist, Joey’s doctor discovered something that concerned her. She said there was a mass on Joey’s cervix and that she wanted do a biopsy, and would let us know the results when she got them back. A few days later, Joey woke up from a nap with a message from the doctor, asking that we come in and talk with her that afternoon. When we walked into the her office, the doctor was clearly upset. Before she could even say the word “cancer”, her eyes welled up with tears and sobbing she said, “I’m so sorry Joey…”. My wife bravely smiled and said, ” it’s gonna be okay, just tell us”. And so she did.
Joey underwent surgery this past Friday at Centennial hospital in Nashville. She was sent home the day after the surgery and is recovering.
It’s been five days now, and Joey’s getting stronger every day. Her swelling is going down and spirits continue to go up. We had a follow-up appointment with the oncologist yesterday and he said that the margins and the lymph nodes he removed came back clean, so there’s no more cancer in her body and she won’t need chemo or radiation. There in the waiting room after the appointment, we held each other and our baby, and we cried once more.
Joey’s cervical cancer diagnosis comes just four months after the couple welcomed their baby Indiana Boon Feek. Joey + Rory revealed one month later in a blog post that she has down syndrome. The couple is leaning on their strength in God to get through this journey.
“Yes, it has been quite a year for us so far. In the past six months, God has taken us places we never dreamed we would go,” Rory shares. “It’s been terrifying and thrilling all at the same time. We never know what tomorrow will bring… none of us do. But what an incredible journey life is. We are just going to continue to trust Him and hold to each other and… pedal, pedal!”
You can follow along on Joey + Rory’s journey on Rory’s This Life I Live Blog.