I told him he was scaring me, and asked him what he meant by "not good". He said the antibiotic shot and the antibiotic prescription they gave me yesterday should have really knocked out the infection. Instead, it's much worse than yesterday. He thinks it might be Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a super bug. He prescribed another antibiotic that specifically targets MRSA.
He drew another ink line around the redness, the one today is about two inches outside the line from yesterday. I measured my forearms and the infected arm is 1 1/2 inches larger, that's how much it's swollen. The skin is bright red, very hot to the touch, very tight and it hurts like hell (even with the Vicodin).
I have to go back to the doctor tomorrow, and if my arm isn't better, he'll give me a third antibiotic. If that doesn't work, then I have to go to the hospital for IV antibiotics. That's the worse case scenario. Well, actually that's not the worse thing that can happen. They may have to open up my arm to drain it. I suppose the absolute worse thing is that I could die. Thanks to Google I know that's a possibility.
I asked the doctor about exercising and he said no lifting weights with my infected arm (which of course is the right arm and I'm right-handed). However, he said if I felt like it I could bike ride or do any cardio, and leg strength exercises. I don't really feel like it. My arm is super tender, extremely sore and sensitive, and it hurts. Instead, I think I'll go to bed and sleep. This hasn't been my best weekend.