updated 08/21/2012 AT 2:00 PM ET
•originally published 08/21/2012 AT 3:45 PM ET
And a little credit goes to her cat.
The Emmy-nominated Big Bang Theory actress, 36, sustained serious damage to her right hand after the crash, but according to a new entry on Kveller.com, Bialik feels all better – sometimes.
In the short post, titled “Mayim’s Cat to the Rescue,” she writes, “This is what makes me forget my pain: My cat Esau sticking his tongue out at me.”
Esau is a 9-year-old peterbald cat that Bialik considers another son, so it’s no wonder he has such a powerful effect on her.
“He is part baby, part monkey and part cat,” she told PEOPLE last year. “He will jump from the ground into your arms. He’s very affectionate.”
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