After a breief hiatus from the road, Kelly is back!
“It was a birth defect, where I have a bicuspid instead of a tricuspid like everybody else does. In other words, there’s just two flaps and not three. Those tend to fail after you get to a certain age, after 50 or 60. After we started taking a look at it, it started closing more rapidly in the last year and a half. The symptoms started to get a little bit worse. They went up there with a camera and they took pictures and they said, ‘You know, there’s no blockage. You might be able to do that. But the valve itself is getting worse by the month, closing and it’s getting tighter.’ Plus, when they would put a stethoscope on there it was making all of this noise, this backwash, of blood going back in the opposite direction. So that’s when they really said, ‘Look, this is getting serious, and I don’t think you should wait, but it’s up to you. I would hate for you to be out there and something catastrophic happen.’“- Keagy said.