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Tough Mother Mayim Bialik Says She's Recovering From Car Accident Without Using Pain Meds

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We were pretty impressed when actress Mayim Bialik got herself to work on the set of her series "Big Bang Theory" the day after a car accident at La Brea and Hollywood almost cost her some fingers.

But Bialik, a proponent of attachment parenting and a neuroscientist, recently went on "Access Hollywood" and revealed that she has opted not to use narcotics to help her with the pain of post-surgery recovery. She says she has been using the same breathing techniques she used in labor with her two sons, and some over-the-counter medication, but is otherwise going a more natural route. Bialik said the sometimes arduous experience reaffirmed her faith in the concept of "pain with a purpose."

The bandage on her right hand and arm needs to stay on a bit longer, though, so that means for the upcoming Emmy Awards, Bialik says her stylist is going to make sure it blends in with her evening wear for the big night.