Thursday , 4 March 2021
How long will I be in the hospital?

How long will I be in the hospital?

I was in the hospital for a month. You really need that time to make sure everything is working and to heal.  It of course depends on how smooth your BCIR operation goes and if you have any issues that require you to stay longer. Although you get out in a month, I know you’re supposed to be taking it ... Read More »

PROS AND CONS of the BCIR Procedure

PROS AND CONS of the BCIR Procedure

I thought it would be fun to create a Pros and Cons for the BCIR surgery based on my own experiences. PROS: •    I gained and maintained weight! •    Quality of life is at the highest it could ever be! •    Full nights of sleep! •    Depression is gone, except when I lose money at video lottery. •    I can ... Read More »

Is the BCIR Procedure for me?

Is the BCIR Procedure for me?

If the BCIR procedure is an option sitting in front of you, then you know what suffering is all about and you’re looking into more serious solutions.  The Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir or BCIR is an intra-abdominal continent pouch that is surgically constructed from your small intestine.  Many people suffering from diseases such as colitis opt for the BCIR procedure ... Read More »

What is BCIR?

What is BCIR?

What is BCIR? The Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir or BCIR is an intra-abdominal continent pouch that is surgically constructed from your small intestine. What the heck does this mean? Barnett The dude that designed or created the idea of the BCIR surgery.  We are very thankful for this doctor. Continent Means you can hold or control your own poop, and ... Read More »

Never Leave Home Without a BCIR Catheter

Never Leave Home Without a BCIR Catheter

Though the BCIR has no external appliance, the one thing you do need to keep on you is your BCIR catheter.  You really don’t want to be without this little plastic tube.  For instance, if you get stuck on a boat without your catheter, you could eventually be in some serious pain (b/c you can’t let it out).  Worse, if ... Read More »

BCIR Pouchitis

BCIR Pouchitis

So have you had your first bout of pouchitis in your BCIR yet?  Or are you still considering the BCIR and wondering what the heck is this word “pouchitis?” Pouchitis is an inflammation in the lining of the BCIR pouch.  It’s actually pretty common to get pouchitis and experience all its joys.  Symptoms include abdominal pain, cramps, increased number of ... Read More »