I haven't even been able to sit at the computer until a month ago after slipping the disc between L4-L5 in my spine. Now I believe them when they say it's one of the most painful medical conditions. I've had the feeling of being stabbed by a large sword in my left hip every time I stood up after sitting for any prolonged period.
Obviously I'll be starting light and building slowly as I've been off lifting for 5 months. I won't be deadlifting any more than the empty bar to begin with. I will commence Pilates classes twice a week as part of my routine to develop more core strength, and will probably stick to the exercises that I've already learned (WBB1).
If you, the reader, feel so inclined as to have a crack at advising me further as to what to do / not to do, I'd be most appreciative of your sound advice. I'm hitting the gym later tonight with my girlfriend. I can't wait for the DOMS rush again!