Popular RFD-TV's Rory Feek's wife Joey faces second round with cancer

by Kim Pennington , National Correspondent |

(Joey and Rory FACEBOOK)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Christian Examiner) -- One year after giving birth to daughter Indiana and undergoing surgery for cervical cancer, Joey Feek of RFD-TV's The Joey + Rory Show is battling cancer again.

Husband Rory revealed this week on his blog "This Life I Live" that after a couple of months of not feeling well and assuming she was fighting a stomach virus, Joey returned to the doctors and learned the cancer has returned. She was fitted with a port for chemotherapy and radiation and is expected to begin receiving treatment this week.

Rory compared what the physicians think with what he and his wife know in a post titled "A Prayer for Cancer":

"Here's what the doctors think...

"With six weeks of chemo and radiation, the tumor may reduce in size and possibly even go away completely, and if so, she won't have to have any further surgeries. If the chemo and radiation doesn't work like they hope, Joey will be in for an even tougher road ahead.

"Here's what Joey and I know...

"God has a plan, and His plan is our plan. Each day that we're given is a beautiful gift from Him to us. And while we pray each day for a miracle, we're gonna live each day as if it's a miracle. And it is.

"Lord, as believers...we trust you completely and pray for your will to be done. Not ours. But as flesh and bone, husband and wife...we pray for complete and total healing in Joey's body, so we can grow old together, holding hands in rockers on our front porch watching the sun go down.

"So that our sweet little baby Indiana can not miss one precious moment with her mama. Amen. Amen. Amen."

In addition to their hit television show, the country music singing and songwriting duo perform live concerts regularly in their barn-turned-concert venue on the 1870s farm where they reside near Nashville.

In May 2014 Joey underwent surgery for cervical cancer, thought to be in its early stages. The same year the couple learned their newborn, Indiana, has Down syndrome, according to People magazine.

Joey also co-owns and helps operate, along with her sister-in-law, Marcy Jo's, a restaurant and bakery in Pottsville, Tennessee. The eating establishment has become popular for its classic country menu, friendly service, and quaint atmosphere.