Of course, just writing this has got me yawning, so I think I'll go to bed soon.
Oh, an update about the name change. I now have my Social Security card and have begun to contact my former employers and my university to get them to update their records. Next, I will send out resumes with my new name, followed by contacting all my creditors, the IRS, and whoever else is still using the old, accursed name in their files. Eventually I'll get them all. Eventually. For now, sleep is good.