Joey + Rory's Joey Feek Is 'Recovering Well' After Cancer Surgery
Just days after Joey Feek’s latest surgery to treat stage IV cervical cancer, husband Rory has shared an upbeat update about her recovery.
Rory -- one-half of country duo Joey + Rory -- took to his blog, This Life I Live, to write “a post-surgery post.” His wife underwent surgery for the second time on Thursday, July 9, at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Chicago. Her first surgery took place in 2014.
“Joey is resting soundly and all I can hear is her breath and the sounds of the machines monitoring her heart rate and oxygen and administering IVs and pain medicine into her veins. It’s a an eerie, beautiful quiet after the storm,” Rory said in a post dated July 10, which can be read in full here.
Rory continued to say that the nearly 10-hour surgery went well and that the surgical team was able to remove all of the main tumor, as well as two infected lymph nodes and other places that were affected, according to Joey’s doctor.
“All in all, he was very positive and hopeful,” Rory wrote. “So we are too.”
He stated that Joey’s recovery period at the hospital should last for 7-10 days. After that, she will be able to return home briefly before coming back for five weeks of chemotherapy and radiation.
“Once that is completed, Joey will start a more aggressive form of chemotherapy here that will last for 18 weeks. And during that phase, she’s going to be given the opportunity to look more like our sweet little Indiana,” he said, referring to their youngest daughter, whom the couple most recently shared an Instagram video of in June. “She’s gonna lose all of her pretty dark hair.”
“She’s recovering well and who knows, maybe we’ll get to go home a day or two early (no one has said that… it’s just me wishful thinking),” Rory shared in another blog post, published on July 12. He detailed Joey’s successes of the day, which included walking four laps around the ICU on her walker, being allowed to drink her first cup of ice water and even laughing a couple times.
“It was so beautiful to see her smile again. I love her so much and am so proud of her,” he wrote.