When a health update starts out “stage 4 cervical cancer,” you know it’s not going to be the best news ever. However, in his usual way, Joey+Rory’s Rory Feek has updated fans on his wife Joey’s cancer fight in the sweetest, calmest, most uplifting and loving way possible.
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.
Even in this fight of their lives when most people would let cancer take front and center stage and would probably start getting depressed about the diagnosis, the pair are just going about their lives, raising their daughter, and staying strong in their faith and love.
They really are my #CoupleGoal.
Rory goes on to say that the couple plus daughter Indiana and Joey’s sister will head to Chicago next week for an appointment at a cancer treatment center.
I know everyone will be keeping them in their thoughts and continued prayers.