I'm Eleyne, and I was diagnosed in 2006 although I'm sure I had MS for years before. I can point to specific incidents that would probably be considered evidence of relapses, and I've always been heat sensitive.
My neuro has recently reclassified me as SPMS, and that change in diagnosis has thrown me more than the initial one. As I 'see' the struggles I have to do things, and realize that it wasn't this difficult a year or so ago, I get a bit depressed and concerned about losing more of my independence.
I'm very blessed to be married to a very supportive guy, and we have 7 children and 6 grandchildren. Almost all of the family lives nearby, too, so we get together fairly regularly. Thankfully, they all 'get' most of my MS symptoms, too.