Thanks for the sticky Ebon. I hope people find this useful, and as a good reminder. I have another appt. with the Doc tomorrow, but I'm not sure how much I'll find out (mainly I think it's to get my stitches out).
Tabris (and anyone else), feel free to print out the pictures, or use them however you want, to remind people of how serious this matter is--and even how I was really lucky compared to what would've happened 1 cm lower (no eye at all...).
EDIT: meant to post this is the general talk thread (I'll post there now