Sunday , 5 December 2021

Tag Archives: BCIR

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 »

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 »

Getting up in the middle of the night?

Getting up in the middle of the night?

For me, it’s rather predictable that I will have to get up sometime in the middle of the night to use the bathroom if I don’t follow a few rituals with meal planning.  The culprit to late night bathroom trips are due to a few things.  They include:  eating dinner late, eating too much after 6pm, eating slow-digestible foods (pasta),  ... Read More »

Stoma Irritation with the BCIR

Stoma Irritation with the BCIR

Every so often, maybe once every two weeks, I’ll get some annoying red irritation around the stoma.  It’s never that big of deal and usually clears up in 3-4 days.  However, it can cause some discomfort with itching, soreness, and red irritation around the stoma. As a BCIR veteran, I’ve come to learn a few things to prevent the irritation, ... Read More »

BCIR Advocate Launches Informative Website about the BCIR Surgery

BCIR Advocate Launches Informative Website about the BCIR Surgery

This article was originally distributed via PRWeb. PRWeb, WorldNow and this Site make no warranties or representations in connection therewith. The BCIR Advocate and author of the best selling BCIR book, “Colitis Be Gone,” establishes a website that discusses the BCIR (Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir) procedure, as it has become a popular option for people with ulcerative colitis. The website ... Read More »

BCIR Stoma Bandages

BCIR Stoma Bandages

With the BCIR procedure, a stoma is created in your lower abdomen to work as the entry point for the catheter to drain the pouch. The stoma is (though different for each BCIR patient) about a 3/4 inch fold that essentially opens when you insert the catheter. It can be red or the same color as the surrounding skin. With ... Read More »