Friday , 18 October 2019
Will the BCIR Restrict my Activities & Sports?

Will the BCIR Restrict my Activities & Sports?

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 ... Read More »

Bloating/Gas & the BCIR

Bloating/Gas & the BCIR

If I had to pick the most annoying issue with the BCIR (Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir), it would have to be that bloated feeling & gas. The air gurgles around and makes some interesting yet embarassing sounds. Sounds aside, it can be uncomfortable too. Over the years it has become much less of an issue as my body has adapted ... Read More »

Food and the BCIR

Food and the BCIR

With my BCIR (Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir), I can eat anything!  There are a few foods that may clog up my tube, but if I remember to chew those foods little better, then all is well!  The veggies/ fruits that give me issues at the tube level are:  pineapples, olives, and mushrooms.  Again, the worst that will happen if some ... Read More »

BCIR and a Little Bleeding

BCIR and a Little Bleeding

For myself, a little bleeding once in a great while is pretty normal when intubating.  I mean it’s not that often, but when it happens I know why, as it’s usually because I didn’t lube the tube up enough or I didn’t slowly twist the tube while inserting.  I was probably in a rush.  When it happens, it’s usually just ... Read More »

How often to Irrigate my BCIR

How often to Irrigate my BCIR

Irrigating really is an important practice that keeps the BCIR clean and healthy.  I irrigate once a day (3-5 squirts each time until clear), but mainly because it’s just a healthy thing to do.  If I miss a day nothing will necessarily happen.  If I go camping or on a short vacation, I might go a few days without doing ... Read More »

BCIR (Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir)

BCIR (Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir)

Who is this guy Jay?  And why is he writing this website? At age 15 I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis.  When you’re trying to be cool, go to school, go out on dates, and to just be a kid; having ulcerative colitis can be a real pain in the butt.  It really sucks!  Especially when you’re young and you ... Read More »