Catching Up With Lisa Osbourne
I’ve learned a lot about Jack and his RRMS since I wrote last year. And now, if I’m being honest, sometimes I actually forget that he has a disease. Jack never complains and always has such a positive outlook on life — that’s something that drew me to him in the first place. He is a glass half full kind of guy.
In our family, we try not to dwell on the fact that Jack has RRMS. We try not to think about it as best we can, while still managing the disease. I think the more focus and attention you give something, the more pronounced it becomes. MS takes a backseat in our family. As in, we never let it prevent us from doing the things we want to do. We just live one day at a time and now as parents of two, we make sure we focus on spending time with one another and really embrace life together. You never know what tomorrow will hold, so we try to be diligent in going about our daily lives like any person would.
In addition to spending time with me and the girls, Jack does what he can to stay involved with the activities he loves. He has been working out consistently for the last year and makes sure to listen to his body, so he doesn’t over exert himself. He’s done a really amazing job with committing to that, and the hard work has paid off. I’m so proud of him.
I continue to support him in every way I can. For example, I make sure that I’m cooking healthy meals for our family to eat, and mostly everything I buy is organic.
When dealing with MS, I think it’s important for our family to tackle the disease from all angles:
We will continue to arm ourselves with knowledge and tools so we can take on RRMS together. Jack’s health will always be a top priority for me!
My story webisodes
This online documentary series highlights Jack’s inspiring journey with relapsing-remitting MS — and how he doesn’t let it control his life!
Jack and others share personal reflections on life with RMS in the You Don’t Know Jack About MS® blog.
The resources on this page can help you prepare for visits with your doctor and better understand multiple sclerosis.