By Gordon Palmer

Gordon Palmer

Gordon Palmer

“A day in the life” is a term personal injury attorneys usually use to refer to a video they will show to a jury to profile how a person lives after they have been injured.

I wake up early, before my personal care assistant gets here to get me up, but that’s not unusual — due to sleep apnea, back or hip pain or other reasons. If I remember, I say a prayer of thanks for another day and still being here 35 years after my SCI and all that entails. The days start early and are usually long, but that’s the way I like it.

On weekdays, Dave, my PCA for the past 12 years, comes in at 6 a.m. I am lucky to have him, especially since he is always on time and extremely dependable. He’s wearing out, though, and I worry about the day he cannot work anymore. As any quadriplegic will tell you, good help is har