Friday, October 23, 2015
– Singer Joey Feek, who is one-half of Rory & Joey, learned on Thursday that her cancer has spread in her abdominal area despite chemotherapy.
Feek and her husband returned to their Tennessee farm, apparently foregoing extensive treatment, according to Rory Feek's blog.
Feek posted on his blog, "This Life I Live" today, "Joey had been feeling pretty good overall the last week or two, and was ready to start the next phase of treatment. This whole thing has been very hard on her, but she knows it's all part of getting better, so she's been a trooper and has stayed incredibly positive through it all. She'd done everything she was supposed to do. Followed every instruction that she'd been given and has taken every hard-knock that has come her way, and got back up and kept fighting.
Before the next round of chemo was to start on this past Thursday in Atlanta, the doctors scheduled a CT scan to be done the day before. This was her first major scan since before she had the big surgery in July. So the goal was to see how her body has responded, after the removal of the all the cancer and the first five weeks of treatment. To make sure that there were no signs of the cancer still around.
But there was.
"I'm sorry to have to tell you this..." That's how the conversation began.
Then the doctor explained that the scans revealed that two quarter-sized tumors have already grown back in the same area that they had been blasting daily with chemo and radiation. And that many more smaller tumors were visible all throughout the abdominal region. She said that the cancer was aggressively spreading in spite of all they've been doing.
So we did what you do when the medicine isn't working, and the doctors are at a loss...and when the 'statistics" say you can do more chemo, but it will only buy you a little time...
We came home.
Feek said, "So, even though we know we've reached the end of what medicine can do - and while we prepare for what God has put in front of us... Joey and I will continue to pray for a miracle."
"We ask for your prayers too. For a miracle."
Joey Feek had cervical cancer surgery in mid-2014.
The couple had a hit with "Cheater Cheater" in 2008 and have released six albums.