Friday , 14 December 2018
What’s your favorite catheter code word?

What’s your favorite catheter code word?

Tubeage, deal, gimmick, gadget, equipment…  These are some great code words I use for my catheter.  You know, the terms you might use to reference your catheter around family and friends.  The cool thing about the BCIR is that you really feel normal, as nobody can tell that you have this whole pooping through a tube thing going on.  So, ... Read More »

Corn on the Can

Corn on the Can

Who doesn’t love ‘Corn on the Cob’ at a BBQ?!  Come on, it’s a must have!  Well if you’re a BCIR person, then I bet you already know where this story is going.  It’s funny, even after 15+ years with the BCIR, I made the most common BCIR rookie mistake.  You gotta chew that corn up good!! I know I’ve ... Read More »

BCIR Catheter

BCIR Catheter

What’s your flavor of tube when it comes to the BCIR catheter?  I have been using the same size/ model since I left the hospital (30FR), but not the same tube, as that would be gross.  I usually swap my tube out for a new one every few months.  The straight 30FR catheter seems to be the standard for us ... Read More »

Review:  32nd Annual QLA Conference in San Diego, CA

Review: 32nd Annual QLA Conference in San Diego, CA

In September I attended my first conference with the QLA;  the 32nd Annual QLA Conference in San Diego, CA.  I must say it was a great experience, so I thought I would write about it here.   The venue was excellent, and one can’t deny the beauty of San Diego.  The QLA team who organized the 3 day event did a ... Read More »

BCIR and the Keto Diet (lifestyle)

BCIR and the Keto Diet (lifestyle)

Now that I’m over the hill, sitting at the computer too much, not getting enough activity, and of course sneaking a few more snacks than I should, I have since put on some extra pounds around the gut. I had been getting into this bad habit of working 12 hours at the computer, then at the end of the day, ... Read More »

Stack your Undies to the Roof

Stack your Undies to the Roof

This will seem like common sense, but for whatever reason, it took me a good 5 years or so to see the value in stocking up on undies.   Maybe it’s a guy thing, but I’ve always felt programmed to hold on to those 7 pairs of underwear with a few holes and worn to perfection. However, now having a BCIR, ... Read More »