Welcome Susan! I'm sorry to hear about your surgical problems. I can only imagine how stressful that must be. If you have over 100 pounds then you should check out the 100+ thread. A lot of good people in similar boats, with plenty of good support. Fitday is a great resource. Log in everyday, and keep track of everything you eat. You'll do fine. Don't be a stranger either. I can't place a value on how helpful these forums have been for me so far. I've only started recently myself, so I still have a good way to go, but I really feel like I'm making good progress.
Anyway, before I ramble too much, welcome to Fitday.
Start weight: 358 lbs
Current weight: 294 lbs
Goal weight: 210 lbs