Wednesday , 21 August 2019
Don’t Forget to Tell the Other Doc about your BCIR

Don’t Forget to Tell the Other Doc about your BCIR

For the past several years now, I’ve had no issues with my BCIR, and tend to forget that there are a few precautions to keep in mind.  One of these precautions is that it is critical to alert any Non-BCIR doctors of your BCIR pouch as it can look like an obstruction on an x-ray.  You wouldn’t want the medics trying to clear what looks like an emergency blockage that could result in serious damage to the BCIR.

Some people wear the medical bracelets, but I’ve found that just a handy card in my wallet is good enough for me.  I also let everyone in my life know of my situation, so just in case I do show up unconscious at the hospital, my friend/ family could pass my medical situation on to the doctor, or get the card out of my wallet of which also has my BCIR doctor’s info.

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For the past several years now, I've had no issues with my BCIR, and tend to forget that there are a few precautions to keep in mind.  One of these precautions is that it is critical to alert any Non-BCIR doctors of your BCIR pouch as it can look like an obstruction on an x-ray.  You wouldn't want the medics trying to clear what looks like an emergency blockage that could result in serious damage to the BCIR. Some people wear the medical bracelets, but I've found that just a handy card in my wallet is good enough for me. …

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About Jay

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.