Other than the unicorn, these were all serious ideas that I had about how to heal! As it turned out, even though it wasn't a popular suggestion, I *did* end up using toys later on, and it was EXACTLY as Rory said - it didn't REMOVE my pain, but it sure distracted me for a few minutes! I love EF!
Incidentally, I feel much better today after a good sleep. Thanks to everyone for your suggestions!