Newsflash: Take Care of Those Small Cuts!!
Immediately, I got to the hospital. I have pretty good health insurance so why not use it? It's good I did. The medical advisor(sort of a high end male nurse) in the ER Express unit immediately put me on an IV of a potent anti-biotic. I also recieved a Tetanus shot. He then told me that I had in fact a life-threatening condition-what was suspected as a Staph infection. Now, with all the talk of untreatable Staph going around, I really was paying attention. He explained people often die from this, and that often they let it go too long and wind up hospitalized and/or very sick as it penetrates major organs. But all was to be okay with me as we got it in time. I was given a powerful pill to take and sent home. Now, it's really much better. Whew. I was really weighed down with some deadlines, and I just said "that's it!" I take the day off and slow up a bit. Had a relaxing evening with friends and then another night at two fun parties on Saturday.
The moral of the story is that you have to take care of your health. At all costs. Never, never ignore symptoms and signs if they are genuine. No good health, and no good artwork. Okay, rant over.