I feel like I’m sick with something totally different, like I’m two or three or maybe four days into a different illness altogether. Actually, this is the third distinct (maybe fourth, if two were very similar) type of cough I’ve been experiencing over the last week and a half. And my throat has been SO sore all day today (and still). Like I’m into the part of a throat infection where my own body’s immune system is systematically destroying thousands or millions of my throat cells to try to stop the spread of the virus they carry. Except with a relatively thick output from the nose and a light, unproductive cough that doesn’t burn and doesn’t seem deep, but hurts bad because of the throat pain it exacerbates. And here’s the oddest symptom I’ve had (that I can recall right now) since I started having symptoms a week and a half ago: My backside is sore. From right around the sit bones, down the backs of my legs to about the knees, like I was working out just the backs of my thighs or like I fell hard into a seat a couple days ago and the bruising is beginning to heal… except there’s no apparent bruising, and I don’t remember falling or working out. So. Weird. Weirder than the rash, which is now invisible, but which left a bit of a rough patch where it was worst… nothing major, should fade with time. No real fever. About 90 degrees right now. Oh, and lethargy. I’ve got that in spades. I”m off to bed now. Only been home half an hour or so, but I certainly shouldn’t stay up any later than I have to.
Did I mention that I woke up this morning at like, 3:30AM and couldn’t get back to sleep until a bit after 5AM? Yeah. Dumb.
No contact yet. Last night I sent messages to the ~40 people listed on Reunion.com as having attended one or the other of the two high schools in the Coos Bay / North Bend area in 1997, the year Amanda graduated from high school, in that area. I sent a message to the person I thought was her on there uhh… Friday before last, I guess, with no response so far. Though…
There was an incident between us, when we were together, a key word from which is the reunion.com username of the Amanda King I messaged. Such that if this is her, that username could be … a message to me that she doesn’t want to hear from me. Or that she knows I”m looking for her. Or it could be a coincidence. Or it could be someone else, with the same name and birth date and living in the same region of the country. It’s hard to say, without a real response.
It’s been about a month since I started this semi-aggressive search for Amanda King, with no real results. I’m nearly out of ideas. I suppose I could go back to cold-calling, or … just let the search go cold for another year. In two years, someone else will be looking for her, for her 10-year High School Reunion. Maybe I can tap their resources to contact her in 2007. Sigh.
I’m going to go lay down.