How Using Qualia Mind Helped Me Recover After Back Surgery
After a long battle with lower back-pain and trying every traditional and non-traditional method of pain management and recovery I could imagine, in early 2021 I was admitted to the emergency department unable to even move without being in agony.
For the next few days while waiting for surgery I was given the strongest possible drugs to manage my pain including an experience on a ketamine drip. The days before my surgery were still pain-filled but thanks to a never ending cocktail of drugs I was also in a complete haze most of the time, not being able to follow basic conversations or follow the plot of a movie.
After the surgery, the pain was almost instantly improved, and could be better managed through the efforts of the pain management team, and medications. However, I felt like I should have been mentally bouncing back and even after being discharged, weeks later (while still on a regime of medication for pain and recovery a mile long) I still felt like I was in a mental fog.
At the time, knowing I would be unable to work for some months due to my recovery I was working on starting Warrior Ethos, but it seemed like I was struggling with even the most basic tasks. Doing a walk around the block for my rehab left me exhausted and unable to do anything else physically for the rest of the day and mentally I still felt I wasn’t able to be my best.
I’d been listening to Aubrey Marcus’s podcasts for a while and read his book ‘own the day’ which I highly recommend. I also started looking for some quality products that might help with my cognitive state when stumbled across Qualia Mind.
I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect but Neurohacker had a quality reputation for nootropic supplements, so I ordered a bottle and within days I felt like I had improved mental clarity and was able to focus on basic tasks, the mental fog had lifted. It made a real difference to my mental recovery post-surgery.
I don’t use Qualia Mind everyday now, although I know a lot of biohackers that do. I tend to rely on it for situations I need to concentrate, or I know I will need improved focus or memory; in those situations it definitely gives me a noticeable edge and more confidence to complete what I need to get done.