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My Herniated Disc
I’m trying to sell JobVent.com. Here’s why.

About a week ago, I had an MRI, which revealed a 19.4mm herniation in the disc between my L4 and L5 vertebrae. What happens when you have a disc herniation is that the outer casing of the disc ruptures, and the gel within the disc is forced out. In some cases, the herniation is bad enough that it puts a great deal of pressure on the nerves that run through the back of the spine. This is currently what is happening to me.

Walking is now difficult, sitting in a chair even more so. And we software developers, well, we like to sit in chairs. I’m comfortable when standing, but only after standing for about 10 minutes.

It seems more and more likely that I will be having spinal surgery to address this problem. We’ll find out after I talk to several surgeons.

After the family tragedy we went through this winter, and the pain I am going through right now, its becoming more and more difficult for me to find energy and time to maintain JobVent.com. I find myself with several new main focuses in my life, and these are as follows:

  1. Recover. Be it through surgery or physical therapy or a combination of the two, I simply cannot function while in this much pain. My main goal right now is the restoration of my own physical health.
  2. Family. We had a very tough winter, but we go on. My wife is my world. We will have children.
  3. Work. I write great software, and my main focus is mobile development. I enjoy it, I work with an amazing team, and we’re going to continue building amazing products for multiple platforms.

Unfortunately, as you see, JobVent.com does not make the list. So if you, or someone you know is interested in acquiring what turns out to be a fairly popular website, please, send me an email. I’ll answer any questions you have.

{ 8 } Comments

  1. Greg | June 15, 2009 at 10:02 pm | Permalink

    Get well soon.

  2. admin | June 15, 2009 at 10:07 pm | Permalink

    Thanks man.

  3. Jonathan | June 18, 2009 at 9:18 pm | Permalink

    GOod luck with the sale, and health!

  4. petem | January 4, 2010 at 12:00 am | Permalink

    I acknowledged your help at the website of my latest iPhone app (http://www.wombatdreaming.com/FiresNSW). It’s the path annotation in particular. It’s only a freebie, but who knows where it leads.

    Anyway, read of your issue here, belatedly but whatever. I do you hope there’s better news further down the blog.

    Thanks again for your work.

  5. Paul S | February 10, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Permalink

    I’m an iOS developer too, which is how i found your site, but in fact I also had a lumbar MRI a few days ago on Monday for similar problems, and they discovered something similar. How did this turn out for you? I see that it’s from a while ago. Did you end up having surgery?
    Thanks, and thanks for your blog. Lots of good stuff here
    Paul

  6. Admin | July 28, 2011 at 11:56 pm | Permalink

    Wow! Sorry to hear that. I have severe back issue myself so I know what you’re going through. I think Google should buy the website.

    Thanks for letting us vent for the time we had and hope you get back in shape.

    P.S. Try Nikken products http://www.nikken.com. Buy the mattress pad. Took me 6 months until I felt the difference but it worked. 6 years I’m still sleeping on it. Super minis work great too. Do this before you go for that operation if you haven’t already.

  7. Frank Kashner | August 4, 2012 at 5:28 pm | Permalink

    I hope that your health is OK. Do you have any interest in creating a more powerful version, capable of encouraging social action?

  8. Frank Kashner | August 4, 2012 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    I would like to speak to the people who created an owned jobvent. Is there anyway?

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