At least that's what the doctor said tonight. It is still more swollen than two days ago, but is less swollen than last night. He took a culture so in a couple of days I should know what kind of bacteria were swelling my arm up.
They switched antibiotics and the second one seems to be working. They gave me the first one because I had a MRSA infection in June. But this one is likely to be a strep infection for which Clindamycin works better--which is what I have now.
For the last two months I have been writing the Friday post in the blog at the museum where I work. Up to know the posts have mostly been about events. They are a complete pain in the ass to write because our company uses a CMS system for posts. They take 15 minutes to write and another hour to do all the crap necessary to enter the post into the system.
But starting Friday, my posts will be under the new heading "How I Would Have Died if I Was Alive 100 Years Ago." Breaking my neck, shrapnel in my eyes, seeing inside my knees after a motorcycle accident and all of the infections that go with my less-than-safe lifestyle mean I would have been dead at least a half dozen times if I did not have the good fortune to be alive today in America. I send links. My doctor thinks I am the perfect candidate to write these blog posts.
It may even make CMS easier to deal with.