Michael  

06/13/2014

I live with a Barnett Continent Ileostomy Reservoir, or BCIR for short. I am also using my hobbies, which are bodybuilding, acting, and modeling to help motivate others who have digestive diseases and who are struggling to find a solution to their digestive issues. The BCIR, in my opinion, is by far the best procedure to have if you have no choice but to get your colon removed. I know this because I've lived with the ileostomy bag and the j-pouch, the two most commonly used procedures to have after your colon is removed. The BCIR is not as well known, but I'm educating people on how much more comfortable you'll be with the BCIR versus the j-pouch or the ileostomy bag

Age at surgery: 29