Health After SCI
BCIR for Bowel Program Maintenance with Spinal Cord Injury
A 3-month post-surgery video update on how the BCIR (Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir) surgery has given me the ability to independently do my bowel program
Maintaining Your Health after Spinal Cord Injury
Weight, nutrition and diet, and exercise are important factors to consider in maintaining our health with a spinal cord injury. Doctors can examine the status
BCIR Update #7
A lot has happened since my last update. I flew home. Then less than two weeks later I flew back to Florida.
BCIR Update #6
I’m home. I’m on IV antibiotics and had a scary run-in with sepsis the last week. But I’m home.
My Most Valuable “Asset”: 7 Tips to Prevent Pressure Sores
Butt. Tush. Rear end. Trasero. Heine. Pompes. You name it, my derriere has been called it. I’ve learned several tips to prevent pressure sores on
BCIR Update #5
I started to write this update 10 days ago. It began: “I’m dressed. I transferred into my chair. I’ve been spending about 45 minutes twice
BCIR Update #4
I had not expected this update to be written from a hospital bed. I “should have been” discharged last week and back at home. Instead
BCIR Update #3
Well, I knew when I decided to have this procedure there were risks of complications. Unfortunately, I’m one of the people to develop a fistula.
BCIR Update #2
I thought I knew what I was getting myself in to. And yet… This is so much harder than I ever imagined.
BCIR Update #1
Due to overwhelming support, but inadequate energy, here’s a brief overview of my BCIR journey so far. BCIR is an internal continent catheterizable colostomy with
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