Saturday, November 8, 2008


Everything seems to be settling down for the moment.  Everyone seems to be healthy, naps are occurring, just a nice normal day for a change!

Maybe I'll even take a nap myself.

On the webwork side of things, I'm still updating the Helpful Doctors lists at  I think that there are only 2 countries left to go before everything is switched over.

I'm pleased to see that people are signing up for that site and that there are always quite a few people reading.  I really think that site will be easier for newbies to navigate than the original site.  The doctors will be definitely better on there since people can add their own without me having to format everything.

I haven't done anything on any other sites for the longest time.  I really should do some stuff on the SK site and help my dog update her blog.

So much to do, so little time!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Yet Another Blog

Why in the world am I starting another blog?  I can hardly keep up with the ones I have.

So...we'll see about this one.  It's supposed to be about web design, how I got involved with it, tips and tricks, whatever.  Something different from Cushing's all the time!

It will also be nice not to talk about kidney cancer, post news items, other stuff.

Maybe this one can be just about me - and the ever present butterflies that seem to show up in everything I do.

I like to think of myself as a butterfly.  I didn't finally emerge from my cocoon until much later than most but I did it with the help and encouragement of a very special friend.  My friend also got me started in web design, which branched way past the original intent of a small page for my music studio.

If I knew then what I know now, I probably wouldn't have taken those first few steps into the land of HTML codes.

About Me

I am a Cushing's and kidney cancer (renal cell carcinoma) patient, founder, owner and webmaster of Cushing's Help and Support, web designer, piano teacher and mom.

I am a Cushing's patient who has dealt with Cushing's symptoms and the aftereffects of pituitary surgery since 1983.

Because I had very little support for my symptoms, diagnosis and surgery, I decided to try to make things a little better for other patients and started a support site called Cushing's Help and Support in 2000. The site has grown to astronomical numbers. This disease isn't as rare as doctors have told us!

In 2006, I was also diagnosed with kidney cancer (renal cell carcinoma). My left kidney and adrenal gland were removed. Having an adrenal gland removed complicates my post-Cushing's symptoms.

I am not planning to have any more rare and unusual diseases.

My entire bio to date can be found here: