I've lost feeling on the bottom of both feet. If this doesn't feel like flying, I don't know what would. But it's only the sensory receptors that are being affected.
Because I can't always physically touch (x), I many times will have to just trust that (x) is there. Like typing. My left fingertips can't actually feel the buttons, only trust they are.
Carl Jung's archetype of 'The Wounded Healer' originated with the Greek myth of Chiron who was physically wounded, and by way of overcoming the pain of his own wounds Chiron became the compassionate teacher of healing.