Thursday , 26 January 2023

Tag Archives: BCIR Questions

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 »

Going Strong; 17 years with the BCIR

Going Strong; 17 years with the BCIR

So I just thought I would give a 17 year follow up since I had the BCIR procedure or Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir.  I think it’s been 17 years, maybe a little longer; I vow to one day look up the actual date so I know for sure.  Honestly folks, I have no issues to report.  The BCIR has treated ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

BCIR Tip:  Do the Wave!

BCIR Tip: Do the Wave!

Every once in awhile when I eat too much, eat too late, or put off using the restroom, bloating can build upstream and get hung up causing some discomfort.  Hung up, meaning that going to the restroom won’t clear all the gas on the first shot.  I may have to just wait it out a bit and let the gas ... Read More »

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 »

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