After View Exit, Rosie O'Donnell Writes about Her 'Pain'

After View Exit, Rosie O'Donnell Writes about Her 'Pain'
Rosie O'Donnell
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05/31/2007 AT 08:30 AM EDT

Just how much did the on-air blow-out between Rosie O'Donnell and Elisabeth Hasselbeck on The View last week get to O'Donnell?

In a blog entry posted late Wednesday night and written in her usual freestyle prose, O'Donnell describes the feeling of an acupuncture treatment in her left hand in a way that hints at a deeper pain.

She writes:
day two
and it is ok

i had acupuncture
she put some needles
thru the scar tissue on my left hand
lifting it up – from the locked layer beneath

stuck is how she described it

it hurt in a good way
one u can survive
as the promise of freedom
maybe movement
allows the ache
i breathe thru it
2 find
some open place inside
where there was none b4

O'Donnell suffered a life-threatening staph infection in her left hand in 2001 – but sources say she's also been smarting after the argument with Hasselbeck on the day she now refers to as "nuclear Wednesday." She's "definitely hurt by Elisabeth," a source close to her tells PEOPLE.

O'Donnell ends the entry by looking ahead – which for now means going on the road in June with Cyndi Lauper's True Colors Tour and releasing a book, Celebrity Detox, about her struggles with fame.

She writes:
tomorrow more sun
look madge
i am soaking in it
with thanks 2 all

peace b with u
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