Nearly 20 years of chronic pain hasn’t killed David Rowden’s sense of humor.
The 62-year-old army veteran looks at a family picture standing on a coffee table and points out that the man on a nearby magazine cover isn’t family.
“That’s Willie Nelson,” Rowden said with a heavy laugh.
Rowden eases himself into an armchair and sets a glass of beer on a side table. His tone becomes serious as he describes the freak workplace accident that brings him chronic pain.