Big update today

I’m trying to make up for my six days of silence. I think I added like 15 cases and updated another 19 or so, plus three resolves. I added five runaways. Normally I go through the alphabet of regular cases to add, then add runaways and family abductions once I reach Z, then start the alphabet again. But it’s been months since I added any runaway or family abduction cases, and I’m only at M right now, so I decided to add a few.

As for the Headache…today will be day 3, the last day of my second course of dexamethasone, and I’m honestly not sure whether the stuff is doing its trick or not. I think it’s too early to tell. Last night I was in a great deal of pain. I took a lot of Ultracet and it had no affect at all. I was at the movies watching Pirates of the Caribbean IV with Michael (to celebrate his birthday), and I didn’t want to be a party pooper, so I was trying to contain it all and not fuss. Midway through the movie I got up, left the theater, went outside, removed one shoe and sock, found a large rock and deliberately dropped it on my foot several times — on the theory that a greater pain might get rid of a lesser one. Then I re-shod myself limped back inside (and now my foot is black and blue). I think my head did feel a little better for awhile. Early this morning it didn’t hurt so bad, but I think it might be starting again. Sigh. I really, really hope the steroids work.