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!