One of my doctors suggested I go over to Urgent Care in Terra Linda because it was so late in the day. He said I should be seen immediately, this could be staph and I needed a culture done. I followed his instructions and I am so glad I did! The staff at urgent care were great! I was seen immediately, cultured (it will take 48-72 hours to know what the infection is, if any), told there was definitely something in my nose (DUH) and prescribed Septra and Muciprocin, just in case. After two doses of Septra, the pain has gone away to the point where I can sit up now (Septra is an antibiotic, not a pain killer). I may actually be getting better!
Meanwhile, Urgent Care gave me yet another dandy little bracelet. So far this year, I have banked five of these little guys not including the extra one they gave me in July because my allergies list was too long to fit on only one wristlet (see photo for 3 of them). Hey, Marin General and Sutter Health, haven't I earned a laminate?