MM, Steve is 56. The nearest we can come to a "beginning" of his MS was when he was 10 years old. He spent a week in the hospital with fever, malaise, and weakness (especially of the legs). Doctors thought he might have rheumatic fever, but there was never a conclusive diagnosis. Before 10, his only MS-ish symptoms were dyslexia and poor eye-hand coordination. The bladder urgency started in his late teens, and since then, he's had very slow progression that accelerated after 50.
Joyce (aka cypriane)~caregiver and advocate in Dallas for Steve (SPMS)----"Enter through the narrowgate..."