@henrietta That sounds awful ☹️. I think numbness and pain together is just cruel: adding insult (and weirdness) to injury. My husband has it almost all the time. I’ll tell him about the deep heat and freeze gel combo. Drug wise gabapentin and Pregabalin might help or baclofen if you think the pain is connected to spasticity.
I totally agree about Joni Mitchell. The song makes me well up. It must strike a cord with everyone, everywhere – psycho-social-bio-ecologically…I think you catch my drift.
Take care 🙂