My sister asked tonight what was the decreased sensation like in my hands. It is very difficult to describe since in many ways I have never felt anything like it before. The closest I can equate it to is wearing a very tight surgical/latex glove and trying to feel things. It isn’t that bad but similar in the sense of the loss in ability to feel minor details. I can have a very hard time feeling specific textures of fabric, especially when I am hot, but I can feel bumps, etc. in the texture. Overall I would say that I have 97-98% of my sensation left in my hands; so my hands are not really that bad, and the lack of sensation doesn’t impact me in any way. Also, my hands always feel stiff, though only slightly. It is difficult to describe since my hands aren’t actually stiff, they just feel that way, and yes there is a difference. 😉 Both of these are permanent remnants of my “first” exacerbation which will never go away; well unless remyelination techniques come along!