I am 3 weeks out after surgery for a herniated disk involving L3, L4 and L5. Thanks to a good surgeon and Gabapentin I am past the pain pretty much. However, I had a close call due to leg weakness yesterday. I almost found myself on the floor. What is the best way to get up from a fall without causing damage? Would I get in a a sitting position and have someone lift under shoulders ? If alone, what position would work best without causing damage or pain?