Tuesday , 14 August 2018
Living with Ulcerative Colitis

Living with Ulcerative Colitis

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No Bathroom in Sight

No Bathroom in Sight

Recently I returned from a little vacation in Florida, and there were a few instances where I was miles from a bathroom.  Usually, I know ahead a time that I might not have access to a bathroom and need to prepare accordingly.  Some preparation is to avoid the foods that cause bloating, because it’s the gas that will send me ... Read More »

BCIR Advocate on Mount St. Helens

BCIR Advocate on Mount St. Helens

I thought I’d take a minute to post a fun article.  Living in the Pacific Northwest it’s difficult NOT to get outdoors and do some hiking/ exploring.  I try to climb some of the nontechnical mountains in the area, and this weekend I thought I’d climb up Mount St. Helens (8300ft).  The climb is 10.0 miles round-trip with an elevation ... Read More »

Does a BCIR go in the woods?

Does a BCIR go in the woods?

It’s that time of year to get out and do some camping or go for a hike in the great outdoors!  So what’s the best way to take care of business when you have a BCIR and you’re outdoors in the woods?  Well for me, in most cases I’ll be fine until I’m back at camp to use a proper ... Read More »

Where to buy BCIR catheters?

Where to buy BCIR catheters?

I’ve received a few inquires recently about where to buy catheters for us BCIR patients.  So I decided to list the BCIR catheter on this website. (30FR) BCIR Catheter Torbot – Medena Continent Ostomy Catheter Brand new straight-end non-sterile catheter for continent ileostomies. This is the popular one for the BCIR. This catheter is easy to use and comes 12 ... Read More »

BCIR Blockage

BCIR Blockage

If you think you have a blockage, call your doctor now.  Blockages are one of those things to take extra seriously if you think you may be experiencing one.  Though rare for me, I had a few during the first year after my BCIR surgery.  I imagine there are few reasons one might have a blockage somewhere in the gut.  ... Read More »