Just a quick question for you: Have you eaten any Rainier Cherries in the past week or so?
I ask because I had the most amazing stomach ache on Tuesday morning, lasting well into Wednesday. It was bad enough to send me home from work early on Tuesday. MY WIFE also came down with a bad stomach ache, hers starting on Wednesday.
We deduced that they were probably caused by these cherries. They appear to be the only food we had in common during that time period. I, being a gluttonous freak, ate about a half-pound of them on Monday evening. MY WIFE had a small handful on Tuesday. My ache was much the worse.
Upon talking to my sister-in-law last night, we found out that she, too, had eaten some of these cherries. She had also had a bad stomach ache a few hours after ingestion. She lives in a different community from ours and bought hers at a different store, so it wouldn't have just been our bag of cherries.
So, any other people with problems from these fruits, either recently or in the past? I've eaten them before in my life with no adverse effect, so I'm assuming no allergy. I did not rinse the fruit before eating, so I thought that might have been a cause - pesticide residue - but MY WIFE did rinse hers, as did my sister-in-law.
(MY WIFE, in caps. Just a literary device I use on my blog. Sorry, but too late to break the habit now.)