Later - All righty then. The Doc thinks I have a bacterial infection of some unknown variety. She took a swab and will try to grow more bacteria but there's no guarantee it'll replicate. Apparently they are fussy sometimes. So that means I have to take a broad spectrum antibiotic to cover all the bases unless and until they find I'm taking the wrong drug. So there you have it! I have to take drugs and rest till this clears up. Sure hope it happens soon.
Oh alright. In the interest of science I'll post a pic of my mug. Keep in mind all the red is raw skin, the top layer having blistered and sluffed off. I think I'll have a couple of medicinal beers this afternoon. This should help with the pain.