Hello Dtretv100 ! This is a shout out Congrats on your decision to get riding again. Also, this is another consideration:
http://www.worksmancycles.com/

They have 3 speed bicycles with weight ratings of up to 450 pounds. ( I currently exceed my bike and trike ratings by 75 pounds and have thousands of miles on them). Check out their site. They are an industrial bike/trike manufacturer. Just another consideration.
Tom