Basically, my left side (face, arm trunk, thigh and
down the leg) is numb and
needle(ish). I cannot feel heat or pain immediately and
have to watch the shower and wear shoes at all times. But I adjusted and learned to live with it. Unfortunately, it worsened every winter and I would enter spring with a bonus disability (swelling, rash, cold intolerance). My first neurologist (due to insurance, I have had 8) advised me to take up tennis in 1999, as I am left handed, to slow the progression.