*hugs* for you John. What an ordeal! It sounds like you're recovering well, and I hope physically everything is going well for you, too.
My only piece of advice is to do what you won't regret. Getting to face your attacker may be difficult, but it may give you some closure. Whether that be by fax or in person, it may just serve to close the book on this whole situation for you.
Thank you for sharing this part of your life with the community. Whatever you choose to do, I hope it gives you a sense of peace.