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   My name is Michael Jordan but I'm not that Mike. I was born in Bakersfield, California and raised just outside of Shafter, Calif. in a place called Smith Corner. My father left before I can remember and my mother drown before my eyes at the age of 4 so my Grandparents raised me with the help of my Uncle Joe.
   By the time I started High School I was hooked on drugs and they pretty much consumed my life until the age of 41. It was at that age during one of my many trips to Prison that I broke down and prayed to the God I had been so angry at since my Mothers death. When I had finished my prayer I got up and penned my first poem. My life would never be the same.
   I now live in a small Northern California town called Willows with my Wife Antoinette and our Daughter Michaela. By the grace of God I have 5 years clean and sober and I no longer Cook Meth to support myself. During the last 5 years I have devoted myself to try and warn others of the pains involved with the life I once lived. i curently have 4 books published and number 5 should be released soon, These books are

The Heart of an Addict
The Soul of Desire
The Other Side of Reality
In His Name - By His Grace
Untwisted - Pure Poetry - To soon be released

These books are available on LuLu.Com - Amazon & Barns & Noble. I should add that I use the proceeds from these books to place them in juvinile halls, jails, re-habs etc.
   This site is like a second home to me & its members are like my extended family, thank You and God Bless, MJ

On Friday The 13th My Knee Surgery Went Well

Blog Posted:11/14/2009 12:48:00 PM
<div align="justify">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Yesterday in an attempt to slow the apathy in my right leg I went with my doctors advice and had arthroscopic (Don't know if thats the right word?)&nbsp; surgery done on my right knee. Today I pretty much have one word in my vocabulary and that word is OUCH! <br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; I woke this morning and tried to walk on it a little bit, which is not a real good idea I reckon. I then tried out my cane and the doctor was right I just may need to walk on crutches a couple of days. <br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; You guys know what. Even though the last three years has been chocked full of pain it doesn't even compare&nbsp; to the emotional and&nbsp; psychological pain I have overcome. My doctor (who by the way has become a wonderful friend) is continually amazed at my optimistic view regarding&nbsp; my physical trials.&nbsp; I don't want to end up stiff&nbsp; legged&nbsp; on a cane the rest of my life but if&nbsp; I do its not that big a deal.&nbsp; I would rather&nbsp; be stiff legged&nbsp; and sober than healthy and on dope any day of the week. God Bless you all, mj<br></div>
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  1. Date: 11/30/2009 6:56:00 PM
    hope you are healing well!! best wishes to you and your family!!

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  1. Date: 11/21/2009 12:23:00 PM
    Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Michael, Our knees are very fragile things - Tim

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  1. Date: 11/20/2009 9:51:00 PM
    Had my right knee done 7 years ago. Still swells up a lot and can't walk long distances. It will take time to heal so rest and take it easy. Your leg will eventually heal and you will be good as new. Take care. God Bless Phyl

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  1. Date: 11/19/2009 9:35:00 AM
    The 13th has always been lucky for me, glad it was for you, too. If I live through this whole brain tumor thingy, my right knee will be my next hurdle. I will be looking to you for advice, if so. Glad you are okay. ***Danielle***

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  1. Date: 11/17/2009 6:13:00 PM
    Hang in there Michael. Don't forget if your looking for part time employment, there is always I-Hop. I don't know how you do it, but you are an inspiration to all of us who moan and groan at the little things. God Bless. Vince

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  1. Date: 11/16/2009 7:36:00 PM
    it takes time for your knee to heal, don't rush it, sit still and write us some poetry... be kind to yourself... after what you have overcome in your life, this is nothing..I actually had a similiar surgery on my knee and now I take many different dance classes, jumping and leaping about .... but i know the pain is great...small journey consisted of wheelchair, crutches, cane, limping and then...all up hill after therapy and rehab..your positive attitude will take you far...

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  1. Date: 11/16/2009 3:39:00 PM
    Glad to hear that the surgery was successful. It is going to take time for your knee to heal. My prayers are with you...hoping that they will lessen some of your pain." Be strong and take it easy", is the best advice I can give you, Michael; but most of all have faith and remember that with God all things are possible. God bless you and help you through your physical pain. Kindest Regards, Andrew.

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  1. Date: 11/16/2009 2:56:00 PM
    Awesome outlook! I am glad that the surgery went well and sorry to hear that you have so much pain. I do hope you know that many hearts and prayers are with you through all your trials, and that you are never alone. Smiles from Lolita

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  1. Date: 11/16/2009 12:29:00 PM
    Good Afternoon mdf. I am glad you have your surgery behind you. Now just do as your doctor tells you to do and you should heal nicely. I had that same type of surgery done on my shoulder a few years back. I felt so much relief just from having the operation. I wish you the best and know you will feel better as each new day arrives. Love, Carol YF4L

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  1. Date: 11/15/2009 9:54:00 AM
    I know when I walked on crutches for 2 yrs it was not fun make sure to keep baby powder on it mike for the itching and with your detourance I know you will pull through with flying colors just keep it elevated I even played football with my cast on but I was only 15 at time and doc all they did was laugh cause I ended up with surgury anyways lol

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  1. Date: 11/15/2009 8:22:00 AM
    Your positive attitude will get you through the hardest trials, Michael. Look where you've been.....and look at you now. Outlook on life for you is everything, your faith, and willingness to make the best of what has been given back to you! God Bless! Take care, and get well soon! ~Love, Carrie

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  1. Date: 11/14/2009 2:11:00 PM
    Another real nice thing about physical injury is MASSAGE at physical therapy you can get massage and from your wife and child any "rubbing" gently to the area will reduce the swelling, bring fresh blood and aid the healing, just wait say a week (You don't have to I think 2 days is the minimum) Light & Love

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  1. Date: 11/14/2009 1:21:00 PM
    I love your positive look on life, Michael. When I look at your bio photo I understand completely the reason why. Your reason has long, beautiful hair, a cute and warm smile, two little, hugging arms and a daughter's love for Daddy :) Love, Iolanda

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