I went to the neurosurgeon today to get a follow up on how everything in my back is healing. He seemed a little concerned about the increase of pain, but otherwise was pleased with how my foot is going. He also said I could take ibuprofen and other anti-inflammitories, which after taking made my leg feel a bit better :p. Anyway, I'll type more tomorrow about that adventure.
P.s. Getting staples out HURTS! I sugest stitches rather than staples :(.