One of the issues that can appear with a stroke or after is a pins and needles sensation where the feeling is trying to come back. Most people have experienced their foot falling asleep when you sat on your leg too long. You try to "wake" your foot up by walking around and sometimes this can be painful. For me, this is daily since my stroke. My nerves are still writing and trying to connect. Some days are better then others and this sensation can be really neat at first when the pain level is low. When I wasn't feeling at all nothing was there but as time goes along the sensations are coming back. I say "zapping" and say that the feeling is "amplified" very intense but it comes and goes. If my eyes are following my hand or foot I can almost say "I feel the carpet" or "The material feels the same as my left hand" but the moment I take away my sight I have a hard time figuring out what I am touching. My husband helps me with lotion on my feet and let me tell you, if I do not watch him while he rubs my right foot my muscles take over. The sensation can be too much and my foot jerks away sometimes almost hitting him. We just laugh but at times I have sharp pains that accompany the movement. On the bad days my toes feel like they are going to burst out of the skin or my fingers. Not fun but I can't complain (I try not to!) even if my walking is affected. I keep going and work the muscles the best I can. One day I will have my sensation back. I have had glimpses of being able to really feel and felt great but they are small right now. The weather has not helped. My muscles are really tight. I don't feel like doing anything but lay in bed. I have to rest more and make myself do what I can. I'm glad to come sit at the computer and spend a little time with you all.
Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever. Psalm 136:1 NKJV