Absolutely, but in a totally different way, and I don't think his change was a precursor to his death in any way. One thing that was very, very different was that he fulfilled several promises to me, and for the world's biggest procrastinator, that was a big, big deal!! In the week before his death he bought me several small mementos, which was also out of character. Being on disability income he didn't have extra money for gifts. One was a white angel bear holding the most awful smelling perfume you could imagine. I hung it over my computer chair and told him that his angel would be looking over me. It's still there doing it's job. Even though he often told me he loved me, it was more frequent during the days before his death. I go to work six times a day for short periods of time, and each time I left the house he would call out that he loved me. I found it curious at the time. He was also having more trouble with short-term memory, which was where the MS affected him most. Although he died of a heart attack (they say) I believe that if he'd lived, he would have lost more functionality and mental ability rather quickly, and I'm convinced that it would have been more painful for him over the long term to become dependent on me. As much as I miss him, I accept that he's been spared that blow to his pride. I can almost hear him say "At least I died a whole man."