Because so many people responded to my stupidly long post yesterday, I figure they deserved an update.
The antibiotics are already starting to work. The coloration is better, the swelling is down, and the pain has lessened. I’m still not back to how I was on Thursday, but it seems like the nasty possibility that the infection might have been resistant to the prescribed antibiotic has not come to pass. *whew*
Thank you to everyone who posted well wishes, notes of sympathy, and FB reactions. I want you to rest assured that I AM taking this seriously, and I’m on the road to recovery.