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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 »

Bloating/Gas & the BCIR

Bloating/Gas & the BCIR

If I had to pick the most annoying issue with the BCIR (Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir), it would have to be that bloated feeling & gas. The air gurgles around and makes some interesting yet embarassing sounds. Sounds aside, it can be uncomfortable too. Over the years it has become much less of an issue as my body has adapted ... Read More »

BCIR and a Little Bleeding

BCIR and a Little Bleeding

For myself, a little bleeding once in a great while is pretty normal when intubating.  I mean it’s not that often, but when it happens I know why, as it’s usually because I didn’t lube the tube up enough or I didn’t slowly twist the tube while inserting.  I was probably in a rush.  When it happens, it’s usually just ... Read More »

How often to Irrigate my BCIR

How often to Irrigate my BCIR

Irrigating really is an important practice that keeps the BCIR clean and healthy.  I irrigate once a day (3-5 squirts each time until clear), but mainly because it’s just a healthy thing to do.  If I miss a day nothing will necessarily happen.  If I go camping or on a short vacation, I might go a few days without doing ... Read More »

BCIR (Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir)

BCIR (Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir)

Who is this guy Jay?  And why is he writing this website? At age 15 I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis.  When you’re trying to be cool, go to school, go out on dates, and to just be a kid; having ulcerative colitis can be a real pain in the butt.  It really sucks!  Especially when you’re young and you ... Read More »

About the BCIR Advocate

About the BCIR Advocate

The BCIR Advocate is a blog that was created to bring awareness to the BCIR (Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir).  We discuss BCIR Procedure, BCIR Surgery, BCIR Hospitals, BCIR Information, BCIR Doctors, BCIR Operation, BCIR Ostomy.  In 1998, I decided to have the BCIR (Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir) surgery due to severe colitis. My day job is working in media and ... Read More »