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

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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?img...VAhWIsY8KHfh2D304ZBAzCDMoMTAx&iact=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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When I was ill, the/my doctors asked me not to try to [STRIKE]get[/STRIKE] stand up straight (I do not know which word to use here).

They told me that if I was lying [STRIKE]supine[/STRIKE] on a bed, [STRIKE]so[/STRIKE] 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.) [STRIKE]to get up.). [/STRIKE]

This is the position I am writing about: https://www.google.co.in/imgres?img...VAhWIsY8KHfh2D304ZBAzCDMoMTAx&iact=mrc&uact=8)

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Okay, [STRIKE]yeah[/STRIKE] "told me" or "advised me".

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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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?
 
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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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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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That is [STRIKE]alright[/STRIKE] all right and you don't have to [STRIKE]apologies[/STRIKE] apologise. [STRIKE]as well.[/STRIKE]

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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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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There is no single correct answer to this. Any of these would be understood:

I mustn't sit straight up from a lying-down position. I have to sit up in stages.
I'm not allowed to go straight from lying to sitting/standing. I have to do it gradually.
I've been told not to try getting/sitting/standing up too fast. I have to do it slowly.

There are, no doubt, multiple other options. In all honesty, as long as you understand how you need to move for the sake of your spine, that's all that matters.
 

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I slipped over in Hoi An on their very high slippery kerbs a few days ago. A couple of people tried to help me up. It was difficult without any language to explain that I was better off getting up alone. They thought they were helping someone with a walking stick.
 
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