Hello everyone!<br /><br />I just joined today, but have been gluten-free for about 4 years. I am anxious to hear from all of you. You sound like a nice group of people. I have had all the tests. The Golden standard for Celiac wasn't totally understood. I was diagnosed as having Collegenous Colitis....which requires a gluten-free diet. <br /><br />I own two dogs now, which keeps my mind very occupied.<br />I also live in a nice quiet town. <br />I love to paint. I use to do portraits of my close friends for presents at Christmas. Some how I got out of that. Maybe this winter I will grab a brush or two. <br /><br />My children are all raised. I am a grandmother of 7. My youngest grandson is 3 wks old! Logan...8 lbs. 6 oz. <br />My daughter and grandson are doing fine. <br /><br />Right now, I am trying to put on some weight. Anyone out there have any ideas on how, without sugar products, I would love to hear from you!