So I am alive and well. I made it to the doctor and it seems the hangnail I pulled 5-6 days ago was the culprit. Somehow it got infected and caused the swelling and puss build up that has been paining me for two days now. The doctor numbed my finger (the most painful part of course) and then cut me enough to squeeze the puss out and relieve the pressure. NASTY! I never would have guessed that a hangnail could cause such a mess. EWWW! Now I get to take anti-biotics four times a day for ten days. Anything to stop the throbbing!