Thursday , 21 June 2018
Food and the BCIR

Food and the BCIR

With my BCIR (Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir), I can eat anything!  There are a few foods that may clog up my tube, but if I remember to chew those foods little better, then all is well!  The veggies/ fruits that give me issues at the tube level are:  pineapples, olives, and mushrooms.  Again, the worst that will happen if some ... Read More »

BCIR and a Little Bleeding

BCIR and a Little Bleeding

For myself, a little bleeding once in a great while is pretty normal when intubating.  I mean it’s not that often, but when it happens I know why, as it’s usually because I didn’t lube the tube up enough or I didn’t slowly twist the tube while inserting.  I was probably in a rush.  When it happens, it’s usually just ... Read More »

How often to Irrigate my BCIR

How often to Irrigate my BCIR

Irrigating really is an important practice that keeps the BCIR clean and healthy.  I irrigate once a day (3-5 squirts each time until clear), but mainly because it’s just a healthy thing to do.  If I miss a day nothing will necessarily happen.  If I go camping or on a short vacation, I might go a few days without doing ... Read More »

BCIR (Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir)

BCIR (Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir)

Who is this guy Jay?  And why is he writing this website? At age 15 I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis.  When you’re trying to be cool, go to school, go out on dates, and to just be a kid; having ulcerative colitis can be a real pain in the butt.  It really sucks!  Especially when you’re young and you ... Read More »

About the BCIR Advocate

About the BCIR Advocate

The BCIR Advocate is a blog that was created to bring awareness to the BCIR (Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir).  We discuss BCIR Procedure, BCIR Surgery, BCIR Hospitals, BCIR Information, BCIR Doctors, BCIR Operation, BCIR Ostomy.  In 1998, I decided to have the BCIR (Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir) surgery due to severe colitis. My day job is working in media and ... Read More »