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Positive Living with Chronic Illness – Isaac Levinsky

Look up to the sky with wonder – I do! Asking the Universe “Why Me?” does not help so instead I focus on the fact that no matter how big my health problem is, the Universe is so much larger than I am! This gives a better perspective on life – to not allow myself to “be” my disease.

My name is Isaac Levinsky and I have a chronic illlness, Crohn’s Disease. I chose a picture of the universe to remind us all that we are part of something greater than ourselves! Please visit my blog/website to learn: Link to personal blog/website – please visit: https://atomic-temporary-163154162.wpcomstaging.com

You must live in the moment and be kind to yourself!

“Look up to the sky with wonder – I do! Asking the Universe “Why Me?” does not help so instead I focus on the fact that no matter how big my health problem is, the Universe is so much larger than I am! This gives a better perspective on life – to not allow myself to “be” my disease.

Isaac Levinsky

Writing about my health problems for the first time has been challenging and also inspiring. I believe that by sharing about my own strategies, difficulties, and life lessons I will help other people learn about Crohn’s Disease and how to live a positive life despite illness. It is easy to be misunderstood when I tell someone “I do not feel good”, so here is easy to understand information about what it means! Please read on.. to learn about the symptoms.

  • Link to Mayo Clinic Information on Crohn’s Disease.
  • Here is some basic information on what my Chronic Illness involves:
  1. In Crohn’s and any auto-immune disease our own immune system attacks our own body – with Crohn’s Disease – the digestive tract.
  2. This attack on self by the immune system involves inflammation, pain, scar tissue, bleeding, ulcers, diarrhea, and narrowing of the intestine, and often surgery.
  3. Surgery causes pain but is sometimes necessary – I am a surgery survivor!
  4. Medical treatment aims to suppress the immune system via strong medication like Humira, prednisone, and also chemotherapy drugs like Methotrexate.
  5. When I write about Crohn’s Disease and living a full life with a Chronic Illness – I have been to the front lines – trust me. 🙂

Thanks! – Isaac Levinsky