Many thanks for your support it's important to me but I can never understand this exercise helps thing, I was such a fit healthy person and each time I've fallen I have become almost incapacitated where small movements become great achievements, so the idea that exercise helps depression is like saying just buck up and pull yourself together, when your really that low a walk from the back room to the front room is like climbing Mount Everest, it's like your carrying earth on your shoulders and everything is in so much pain that just going to the toilet is a mammoth task. The last bout I was like a tramp just not living on the street and peeing my pants, I just took it out on myself and when I collapsed they gave me transfusions, once I refused and they had the blood and although when I was unconscious they did it anyway they were never nice to me again for nearly wasting the blood. No, exercise does nothing when your that down.
Al, you're looking at it from the wrong perspective...
...it's not the actual exercise that helps, it's the achievement of doing something that feels beyond you that does that; first the walk from the back room to the front, then from the front room up the stairs, then maybe getting as far as the back door.
They are all little achievements that, put together, make you feel that just maybe you can go just one step further the next time...
...don't look upon them as individsual failures, consider it progress