Late last week Rory Feek took to his blog “This Life I Live” to let fans know that Joey’s cancer has not only returned but it has also moved into her colon, her diagnosis is stage 4 cervical cancer. Below is an excerpt from Rory’s blog post:
The doctors say there is a 9 cm tumor in Joey’s sigmoid colon. Even though the cancer is now in the colon, they said it’s the same cells as before (she was diagnosed with cervical cancer last year and had surgery last June to remove the tumor), and that the original cancer has now spread to a new organ and the tumor and cells are rapidly growing, so that is the big concern.
As I write this… my wife is in her garden, the baby on a blanket near her. She’s weeding her squash, and broccoli and kale, and the cucumbers that have just poked their heads up out of the soil. But she’s not just tending to her vegetables – she’s tending to her soul. Walking and talking with God.
So next week, we are going to Chicago to have Joey looked at at a cancer treatment center there. We will take Indy with us and one of Joey’s sisters will be with us while she’s there for a few days being evaluated. Our hope is that we’ll spend a good portion of the summer there, and then by harvest time in her garden, she’ll have her rubber boots on and will be up and down those rows gathering the harvest that the Lord has provided. And like most falls, she’ll spend countless days canning and freezing and cooking what she grew, the hard way.I can’t begin to tell you how much love and support we’ve received in the last 5 days through emails, calls, texts, flowers, cards, gifts and above all prayers. Prayers and more prayers. Prayers for the cancer to go away… prayers for strength for Joey through this… prayers for me and Heidi and Hopie… and oh, the prayers for our little IndianaWe’ve been shown lots of love before from friends and family, from fans and strangers. But this… this is a whole other level of love. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you.
You can read the full blog post from Rory on his blog here.
Joey + Rory are currently in Chicago visiting with doctors and Rory seems to be updating their Facebook page often. We will continue to pray for God’s healing and peace for the Feeks.