Friday , 1 July 2022
BCIR Tip:  Airport Body Scanners

BCIR Tip: Airport Body Scanners

I may have mentioned this elsewhere on the website, but I briefly wanted to mention here that the new body scanners at the airport will pick up your tube in your pocket.  I was actually questioned as to what it was by security.  I was pulled aside, and I just told them what it was without having to actually show ... Read More »

Glossary of BCIR Terms

Glossary of BCIR Terms

Here I decided to post the Glossary from my book, “Colitis Be Gone,” because I think it might help decipher some of the language/ terms one may read in my blog posts.  Also, I thought it would be way faster to get a post up by just pasting the Glossary content into this post.  Please note most of these are ... Read More »

BCIR Tip:  Stash your Tubes

BCIR Tip: Stash your Tubes

In order to make sure you’re never without your catheter, hide back-up tubes in various locations!  Hide one in your work bathroom, in your car, book bag/ briefcase, and parents’ house.  No one knows what it is, if they find it, ask “What is that?”  Or blame the plumber. Way back when, I had a job where I was basically ... Read More »

BCIR Tip:  Popping Vitamins

BCIR Tip: Popping Vitamins

If you take vitamins or big pills, you may notice that sometimes they can zip through you before being digested and missing the value.  They can also clog up the tube.  A quick fix is to break them in half before sending them down the pipe.  Or try to get a liquid or capsule version as opposed to the tablet.  ... Read More »

BCIR Surgery Tip:  Family Visits

BCIR Surgery Tip: Family Visits

Keep in mind the degree of shock and awe you’re going to encounter after surgery when you first look down at your body and see all these tubes and machines.  Maybe I fell asleep during that part of the pre-surgery movie (no popcorn), but I didn’t realize how crazy I would look right out of surgery. There’s what looks like ... Read More »

BCIR Tip:  Move it Along

BCIR Tip: Move it Along

Every once in awhile, things may be slow moving through my digestion, especially after eating pasta.  Some things I will drink to help move the food along are as followed:  Grape juice, coffee, carrot juice, peppermint tea, ginger tea.  I’ve also found that taking my powdered green drink, will get things resolved pretty quick as well.  Have a glass or ... Read More »