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Nebraska Couple Ready for Quiet Christmas After Last Year's Medical BombshellPublished: Dec. 24, 2023
Jamey and Alicia Bremer have been looking forward to a nice, quiet Christmas this year.
That alone would be a gift, after the last one.
In October 2022, Jamey Bremer, then 48, went from expecting a pat on the back from his primary care doctor for losing 30 pounds to finding out he needed heart surgery to replace his aortic valve.
On the way home from a Dec. 15, 2022, appointment to plan that surgery, he got a call telling him a CT scan of his chest happened to capture part of his neck. It picked up a lesion on his thyroid gland, swollen lymph nodes and spots on his liver and lungs. They got in to see a pulmonologist with Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs, who arranged for a biopsy of the lymph nodes and thyroid nodule.
Late on Dec. 23 — the Friday before Christmas, when the world was shutting down for the holiday — the couple got the biopsy results. Bremer had a rare type of thyroid cancer. And it had spread.
Omaha World-Herald: Nebraska Couple Ready for Quiet Christmas After Last Year's Medical Bombshell