We are always happy to share stories from our patients. Hopefully, they will help you gain more insight regarding how life might be with a Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir (BCIR). In addition, once you have surgery, we are committed to a smooth transition back home - you may find our "Patient Tips" helpful.
Our Patient Testimonials include stories and photos from actual patients. However, since we cannot assure you that your outcome will match the portrayals of these patients - we suggest you visit the Clinical Studies page where you will see data that reflects our outcomes that have been published in medical journals. The stories of our patients are not intended to replace the services of a trained health professional or to be a substitute for medical advice of physicians.
If you'd like to receive more information or a list of past patients with a BCIR, please email Susan Kay, R.N or call her at 1-800-336-0789. Don't forget to ask her to send you a CD about the BCIR procedure.
Some of our patients have shared their success stories with us. Hopefully, they will help you gain more insight regarding how life might be with a Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir.
This is a picture of the bike and run portion of the Sprint Triathlon. It was a 250 meter swim, 10 mile bike and 2.5 mile run. I started training 8 weeks prior to the event with two goals in mind...to finish and not finish last! I am proud to report that I met both goals! At 63 years old, I was the third oldest participant (out of 170 women). I would have NEVER attempted that kind of activity when I was wearing an external pouch...out of fear of it showing through my clothes and also fear of leakage or the worse yet, it coming dislodged! I have been bitten by the exercise bug and will continue to train for future events. I have to add that I heard several girls express concern about having to go to the bathroom or having a 'diarrhea attack' when they got nervous before an event...I thought, 'If they only knew!'