Rather than going to another appointment for physical therapy to get my strength back I talked to the doctor about walking the mall. Walking is the best exercise for me, and the mall has benches when I get tired, a controlled environment so no worry about weather, no rocks for me to trip on and bleed out, and food and water if I need it. Seems too good to be true and good way to start building muscle. Of course the drawback is all the enticing stores to spend money in. I am not normally a mall person and so my power of resistance is low when attached by marketeers.
I guess I will be building dual strength; not spending money on stuff I really don't need and restoring my energy levels to pre-sick bed-ridden status. With that said I was able to walk around the mall twice today and am grateful that I am making progress. When I can make it around the mall three times at a good rate I will switch to a gym that has a pool and start swimming laps, better strength training and way cheaper.