Living with Crohn’s Disease

Life can be a tough journey when you have a Chronic Illness. Photo by Mario Klassen on Unsplash

I made this website because I have Crohn’s Disease and I want to help others with Crohn’s Disease or Colitis. My Crohn’s Disease started when I was 19 years old and has persisted in a moderate to severe classification meaning I am sick every day. I chose this photo of the ocean and the coastline because in life with Crohn’s there is always waves crashing on your shore. Be it a new medication, are up, pain, fatigue, or worse.

There are also calm moments when hopefully you can have a break from the illness and just be YOU. Do not overdo when you feel good, balance activities with rest is what I have learned!

I also have my doctorate in Clinical Psychology with over 10 years in healthcare experience working with individuals with chronic illnesses. My goal is to write about my journey with Crohn’s Disease in a book based on my own illness experiences and also what I have learned both personally and professionally.

As you follow these blog posts you will see that this site is a work in progress. The plan is to have more content added to improve the site give readers an understanding they are not alone.

I am currently in a flare up of symptoms meaning that I am having increased pain, illness, fatigue, inflammation due to Crohns Disease.

My thoughts, you have not suffered or been in pain for no reason, your life has a purpose, you will overcome, and be nice to yourself because remember….having any disease is not your fault!

-By Isaac Levinsky

Cover Photo attributed to: By Dili, CC BY-SA 3.0,