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    When I was ill doctors asked me not to try to get up straight

    When I was ill doctors asked me not to try to get up straight (I do not know which word to use here). They told me if was lying supine on bed so I needed to roll over so that my whole body weight was on my shoulder (This is the position I am writing about https://www.google.co.in/imgres?imgu...act=mrc&uact=8) and try to get up slowly to avoid any pressure on my spine (Although I couldn't do that because I had to be lifted to get up.).

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    Re: When I was ill doctors asked me not to try to get up straight

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    When I was ill, the/my doctors asked me not to try to get stand up straight (I do not know which word to use here).

    They told me that if I was lying supine on a bed, so I needed to roll over so that my whole body weight was on my shoulder, and then try to get up slowly to avoid any pressure on my spine (although I couldn't do that because I had to be lifted.) to get up.).

    This is the position I am writing about: https://www.google.co.in/imgres?imgu...act=mrc&uact=8)

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    See above.
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    Re: When I was ill doctors asked me not to try to get up straight

    Quote Originally Posted by RobertJ View Post
    Asked? Or 'told me' or 'advised me'?
    Okay, yeah told me or advised me.

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    Re: When I was ill doctors asked me not to try to get up straight

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    See above.
    Why did you strike through the word "Supine"? Is it incorrect to use it like that?

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    Re: When I was ill doctors asked me not to try to get up straight

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Okay, yeah "told me" or "advised me".
    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Why did you strike through the word "supine"? Is it incorrect to use it like that?
    It's not a commonly used word. However, using "lying on my back" will be understood by everyone. See my explanation below which shows that I now understand why you tried to use "supine".

    I have looked again at the first sentence of post #1 and realise now that I slightly misunderstood. I don't think your doctor advised you not to stand up straight. That means that he advised you not to stand fully erect. As a fellow back problem sufferer, I think you mean that he advised you not to try sitting straight up from lying on your back. My osteopath and orthopaedic surgeon have advised me the same way. If I am lying on my back, I must roll over onto my side before swinging my legs around and then sitting up sideways. From there, I can raise myself to a standing position. Is that what you're talking about?
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    Re: When I was ill doctors asked me not to try to get up straight

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It's not a commonly used word. However, using "lying on my back" will be understood by everyone. See my explanation below which shows that I now understand why you tried to use "supine".

    I have looked again at the first sentence of post #1 and realise now that I slightly misunderstood. I don't think your doctor advised you not to stand up straight. That means that he advised you not to stand fully erect. As a fellow back problem sufferer, I think you mean that he advised you not to try sitting straight up from lying on your back. My osteopath and orthopaedic surgeon have advised me the same way. If I am lying on my back, I must roll over onto my side before swinging my legs around and then sitting up sideways. From there, I can raise myself to a standing position. Is that what you're talking about?
    Yes, now you got it. I was a bit confused about that "Standing up straight" but I thought that it was the standard way of saying that.

    I must roll over onto my side before "swinging my legs around and then sitting up sideways". What does this mean?

    Do you also have some problem related to spine?
    Last edited by tufguy; 27-Aug-2017 at 20:09.

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    Re: When I was ill doctors asked me not to try to get up straight

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Yes, now you got it. I was a bit confused about that "Standing up straight" but I thought that it was the standard way of saying that.
    I apologise for originally misleading you about "stand up straight". That was my misunderstanding.
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    Re: When I was ill doctors asked me not to try to get up straight

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I apologise for originally misleading you about "stand up straight". That was my misunderstanding.
    That is alright. And you don't have to apologies as well.

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    Re: When I was ill doctors asked me not to try to get up straight

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    That is alright all right and you don't have to apologies apologise. as well.
    It's too late. I have already apologised!

    (See above. You used the plural noun "apologies" when you should have used the verb "apologise".)
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    Re: When I was ill doctors asked me not to try to get up straight

    How about not to get up in one movement/directly? I have to break getting out of bed into a number of movements.

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