Joey Feek of the country music duo Joey and Rory is living her final days at home with her family. Despite being weak and tired from the morphine that helps ease her pain, Joey still manages to push herself enough to spend time with her young daughter, Indiana (Indy), and the rest of her family.
Joey’s husband and partner, Rory Feek, has been documenting Joey’s cancer battle on his blog titled, “This Life I Live,” since she was diagnosed with cervical cancer last year. Most of what we know about Joey’s battle is told through Rory. However, in a recent interview with The Tennessean, Joey personally opens up about her journey fighting cancer, and reveals that she is not afraid to die.
Despite her prognosis, with doctors telling her she may only have six to nine months to live, Joey says she isn’t angry at God, and understands he simply has “different plans” for her life than what she imagined.
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“I wasn’t mad at him, I wasn’t upset,” Joey said about her reaction when she was told the cancer had not only returned, but spread to her colon.
“I was just greatly disappointed. I really thought we had it. I thought, ‘I’m going to be that exception. I’m going to be that statistic that stands out and says, ‘She fought it.’ We did the most extreme surgery we can do in the gynecologic world, and she did well.’ But for whatever reason, it wasn’t enough, and God had different plans. I was disappointed. I was exhausted.”
“More than anything, I felt like I failed at something. I thought I did everything,” she continues, her voice breaking with emotion. “But God decided for me that my job of singing for people down here is my legacy, and he needs me singing up there. That’s how I look at it.”
While Joey Feek is very adamant about the fact that she is not scared to die, she admits she is worried about the pain, and how long she will have to endure it. Feek says she is doing everything she can to make herself comfortable, trying organic, all natural, and homeopathic drugs to see if they will help.
“I pray that one morning I just don’t wake up,” Feek reveals. “But I don’t fear anything because I’m so close to God and we’ve talked about it so many times. I know he’s close. And I know he loves me. I’m really at peace. I still believe there’s healing in prayer.”
Joey Feek is under hospice care and is “at peace with where she is and where she’s going” https://t.co/l3WKy3x7VO
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The day after Joey’s interview, nearly a dozen of her neighbors and friends arrived in her tour bus to say their final goodbyes. Also on the bus was Joey’s “box;” she had asked her farmhand, Thomas, to make it for her.
As Inquisitr previously reported, Joey’s neighbors and friends arrived at her home and were met by Rory, who told them she was asleep and gave them a health update. When Joey finally woke up, she was excited to see so many people had come to see her. Although she was groggy from the morphine, Joey spent time with her friends who had made the trip to tell her goodbye.
“And our neighbors Gabe & Mandy McCauley, who have a special needs child and first ones who didn’t say ‘I’m so sorry’ and instead told us that we just ‘won the lottery’ when our baby with almond eyes was born… and William Olen and his wife Kathy who are long-time music business friends who just last night helped me make Joey biggest dream come true (that’s another story for another post)… and our farm hand Thomas.”
Joey later told Rory that their visit was like a dream, “a sweet dream.”
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