The verdict is in that a gluten-free diet prevents the constant pain I’ve experienced since July. In two days the pain diminished. In one week, I was in no pain at all. I bought my first gluten-free cookbooks, and I’m spending nearly every day in the kitchen preparing meals and doing dishes. My reading alternates short story collections and novels to cookbooks. Already I’m thinking about stories and poems I want to write about the gluten-free diet. I started a food blog. So here’s to health and to keep writing!