Waiting it out eh? Why don't you wait it out, maybe you'll get lucky the bacteria will make it to the bloodstream and you'll be dead.
Bacterial infections are a big deal, before antibiotics the survival rate for bacterial infections was low. If you didn't have a stellar immune system and good care you would be pretty much guaranteed a long painful death. Without antibiotics anyone 50+ that gets a bacterial infection is probably going to die, probably of sepsis and multiple organ failure which is one of the most painful ways to die.
I'll never forget a person I worked with that was so intent on getting the job done that they ignored being sick and it turned out to be a bacterial infection that progressed rapidly to meningitis. The person in question got late stage antibiotic treatment and luckily survived but is now mentally handicapped. Had they gotten those antibiotics early on there would have not been any meningitis.