On his blog, This Life I Live, Rory Feek wrote a post on Sunday, Nov. 29, called, “Braver Than Me,” in which he revealed that Joey is unable to get out of her hospice bed but remains strong-willed.
“She wants to be remembered as a singer of songs. A devoted wife. A loving mother. Not a cancer patient. My wife is braver than me. My wife is strong. Very very strong. So is her will to live. Especially with a little one who gets excited every morning to see her. Though now, she can no longer get out of bed. But she is beautiful. So so beautiful,” wrote Rory, 49.
Joey, 40, was diagnosed with stage-four cervical cancer last year. Despite a tough battle, she made an announcement in early November that she was stopping chemotherapy treatments and starting hospice care.
“The word ‘hospice’ makes us all think the worst. The end. I’ve since heard that it’s not uncommon for people to be on hospice for six months, or more. So that’s where we are. There isn’t a day that goes by that she doesn’t look at me and her family in the eye and say ‘I’m gonna beat this’ or ‘I’m getting better, I believe that.’ And she asks me if I believe it, and I do. I choose to,” wrote Rory.
“For the most part, Joey’s time on hospice has so far been a roller coaster,” he shared. “One moment her light is very dim and she sleeps all the time and is struggling with the simplest of things. And we believe that the time must be very near. And then, she’ll awaken one day and we’ll see that familiar spark in her eye.”
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