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(VIDEO) Define BCIR, What does BCIR mean? (Click to Watch)

(VIDEO) Define BCIR, What does BCIR mean? (Click to Watch)

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How much extra fluid do I need to drink while living with a BCIR?

How much extra fluid do I need to drink while living with a BCIR?

This is a pretty good question.  Leaving the hospital, they do advise you to drink more fluids than you normally would as it keeps things flowing a little better, and it’s just healthy in general.  This is very true and I’ve noticed it was much more important in the earlier years with a BCIR.  Though everyone will have a somewhat ... Read More »

BCIR and the Noisy Belly

BCIR and the Noisy Belly

So who has a BCIR and gets the crazy sounds coming from your belly?  Believe it or not, these crazy sounds are my only complaint about the BCIR surgery.  But then it’s not really a complaint because if the only thing I have to worry about after such a major surgery are some funny sounds, then I’m doing pretty good!  ... Read More »

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 »