Apparently I was bitten by a spider or something last Thursday and over the weekend it went from a small red spot to an infected I don't know what the size of a baseball on my shin a little ways below my knee. By Sunday I was ready to go to the ER. My leg was sore and stiff from my ankle to my knee. I waited until Monday morning and went to a wound care physician. He agreed it looked like an infected spider bite and surgically removed the bad stuff, dressed it up, high powered antibiotic, etc. He is going to find out exactly what kind of infection it is. My leg is absolutely throbbing and burning like nothing I've ever experienced. He didn't give me any pain meds, but I rarely take that crap anyway. Ibuprofin knocks a little edge off but tough to sleep. Anyway, I'm now hobbling around but still able to get around and go to work. I've got follow-ups every other day. I'm 44 years old and never had anything like this happen. Man, they've got some bad bugs in Florida!!!