My husband and I were shocked. Never suspected anything, but after a long time, I realised there were signs in the past, if nothing dramatic:
A limp, which he denied that he had
A bit slow in reacting to things
Very tired after work...would fall asleep on the couch
If he didn't get enough sleep, his brain didn't function very well...confused
Could become emotional/tearful, when we parted for a long time...I used to fancy he was really missing me, but I think it was just a reaction to stress.
took forever to urinate
When he needed to go, he needed to go....
So, you see, all those are symptoms, but they weren't as obvious as when he started to fall over and couldn't walk about 10 yrs later. Now he walks with difficulty, he really should have a cane...would love to arrange for him to get one of those walkaides...it would really help his commute to work, but we can't afford one.
No one in his family had/has MS, and if they did we would have cottoned on a lot sooner...I suspect his mother's chain smoking might have affected him, or maybe because he grew up not too far from a nuclear power plant, or maybe his diet was not great...or maybe he has a bacteria....everything is a possibility and worth considering.