The stitches were removed this morning and the doctor gave me an A+ for healing. I'm supposed to take it easy for another week (no heavy lifting, no cleaning, no strenuous walking). The butterfly strips will detach at random over the next couple of days, which sounds like an awesome way to have gross stuff land in your soup.
I also got a look at the bill today, which was more painful than everything else combined. Now's when the "high deductible" portion of my healthcare plan shows up to take a bite out of my footloose & fancy freelance ass.