The BCIR (Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir) is definitely a big decision. For me, there’s no restrictions at all as far as sports and doing the activities that I love. I lift weights, run, play football, surf, and do cross-fit (of which involves dead lifts and a lot of intense activity). My point being that I’ve had no issues with even the more strenuous activities. No issues such as pain or disrupting anything with the mechanics of the BCIR. The BCIR is said to be totally safe and is well protected inside your gut. Several months after surgery, everything should be healed up well to do any activity. If I eat right before an activity, it might cause some gas discomfort, so I might avoid food directly before. If anything the BCIR allowed me to do more activities because I didn’t have to keep a bathroom in my sight during my colitis years.
Jay is the author of the the BCIR Advocate blog and the book, "Colitis Be Gone." 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 marketing, so I felt I had the tools to bring some exposure to BCIR and how it might help others. I actually get many emails about the BCIR, so I felt the blog could work as a better message board. Please note, I am not a doctor and have no medical background. Anything you read on this blog is based on my own experiences living with the BCIR. I may give advice based on my own experiences, but please consult your doctor before acting on anything you read on this site.