After two months of stumbling around, trying to find a way to recreate the Home page I had designed on paper, I hit upon PlugNEdit. It had a fairly short learning curve (although I must admit, I'd had a lot of trial and error education beforehand; I just couldn't get the hang of dealing with widgets and such in WordPress). Give me a break; I'm 71 and trying to create my first website.
But look at me now! Thanks to PlugNEdit my site now looks like this: http://aworldwithoutheartdisease.com/. It's been tested in IE, FireFox, Chrome and Apple, on laptop, iPhone, Android and iPad, and it has worked flawlessly. I couldn't be more pleased.