Saturday , 28 May 2022
How will the BCIR affect my weight?

How will the BCIR affect my weight?

Living with colitis for almost a decade, I was quite anemic and underweight.  Frail and scrawny, anything I would eat would go through me so fast, it didn’t have any time to stick to my bones.  In addition, with the uncontrollable frequency, I found myself skipping meals just so I wouldn’t have any accidents.  I would say I was about 20 pounds below my ideal weight.

After the BCIR, it only took about 6 months to add on that 20lbs and maintain a healthy weight.  Once I was able to eat regular meals and less bathroom visits, I steadily began to increase weight.  Once I was up to an ideal weight for someone of my height/ build, I began to lift weights and was able to build some good muscle and become quite strong.  One word of caution, if you have a sit down job, the weight can stack on pretty quick, so watch out for that!  When I took a desk job, several years after my BCIR surgery, I noticed I began to become a bit overweight and had to add some activity into my day.

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iving with colitis for almost a decade, I was quite anemic and underweight.  Frail and scrawny, anything I would eat would go through me so fast, it didn't have any time to stick to my bones.  In addition, with the uncontrollable frequency, I found myself skipping meals just so I wouldn't have any accidents.  I would say I was about 20 pounds below my ideal weight. After the BCIR, it only took about 6 months to add on that 20lbs and maintain a healthy weight.  Once I was able to eat regular meals and less bathroom visits, I steadily began…

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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.