Friday , 14 December 2018
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 written about this before, so this post is really just a guilt-trip reminder for myself.  Living with the BCIR as long as I have, I know full well that ‘Corn on the Cob’ is a top tube clogger!  Over the years you learn to make a conscience effort to chew that corn up to fine pulp before sending it down the hatch.  Why?  Because you’ll be fishing every kernel out of your tube for a day; and it ain’t the fun kind of fishing.  It’s gross, it’s time-consuming, it holds up poop upstream, and things start to get raw (and hurt) when you have to intubate 15x to clear the mishap.  And this was my experience last weekend.

So I think I must have tested my BCIR confidence (“oh, I can eat anything now, I don’t need to chew that much anymore”), and was quickly reminded that I need to follow the BCIR rule, and chew your food well.  It was a good reminder lesson that I must need to have every once in awhile to keep my BCIR confidence in check.

Though I may make the experience sound horrible for dramatic reasons; realize (at least for me) it’s not that big of a deal, especially for someone comparing this discomfort to my colitis days.  I’ll take ‘Corn on the Can‘ any day over colitis!

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ho 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 written about this before, so this post is really just a guilt-trip reminder for myself.  Living with the BCIR as long as I have, I know full well that 'Corn on the Cob' is a top tube clogger!  Over the…

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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.