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Mayim Bialik is back to blogging after Tuesday's car accident -- even though she still can't use her right hand. The Big Bang Theory actress was rushed to the hospital after a car full of Chilean tourists collided into her car on Hollywood Boulevard last week. Internet sources reported that the accident was extremely bloody and one of Bialik's fingers was "almost completely severed." In her latest blog post for Kveller.com, the actress recounted the "very bloody and scary" incident, and assured fans that she's on the mend.
"I had a horrible accident," Bialik wrote on Friday. "I will be okay. I have all my fingers but a very impaired right hand."
Typing with her non-dominant left hand, the actress described what happened after the accident.
"A man named Tim and another man whose name I don’t know saved me from losing a lot of blood and helped me talk to my husband at the scene. I am grateful to them," she recalled. "I am a deeply religious person who used prayer and deep breathing to keep me going all the way from the accident to the ER to surgery 6 hours later, no medication until surgery."
While admitting that she's in for a "long recovery," Bialik clarified that she "didn't tear any artery, nerve or tendons."
"It could have been so much worse," she wrote.
In an additional Twitter post, the attachment-parenting advocate compared the aftermath of the accident to natural childbirth.
"Nerve block: good. Nerve block wearing off: not good," she tweeted. "Natural childbirth: manageable and profound. This: meh."
Painful as it is, the actress isn't letting her recovery slow her down: she immediately returned to filming The Big Bang Theory, and will even continue to blog (with the help of an assistant, to whom she plans to dictate posts). Remarkably, the only thing she has complained about is the paparazzi who have stalked her since the accident.
"I implore you to not trust gossip media," Bialik urged her fans. "And don’t support publications who use photos from photographers hiding in my driveway. That’s just not cool."