I had a little setback today, I had a huge reaction to an apple and it turns out I may not be allowed to have raw fruit at all! I have a family history of weird food issues and in the past year it has caught up with me. The only allergy they have officially nailed down so far is almonds/brazilnuts/hazelnuts, which didn't upset me because I never liked almonds and never really ate those things. But apprently, people with this allergy (tree nuts) can have related reactions to tree FRUIT as well! So apples, pears, peaches, nectarines etc. may be off limits. Some people can eat them cooked, though, and they did warn against just eliminating ALL of those foods---they said to wait until you have a reaction because you might not. But knowing me, I will. And I have grass allergies too, so watermelon and citrus may become issues too! The fact that I have eaten all of these foods many times is apparently not relevant---in the world of food allergies, what is fine today may not be fine tomorrow! This morning was scary, I almost used the epi-pen my doctor made me get. I am seeing him next week, but he does not take the allergy stuff very seriously and I am pretty sure he will say it is this "oral allergy" thing I read about on-line. No apples, maybe no fruit at all! What will I eat?