hey! i feel your pain! i was actually back at work a day later! i have a pretty high pain tolerance but it was not that bad. i didn’t take the pain pills because i was afraid they would make me sick. i was even able to fly 2 weeks after (which is how i got the hole in the first place). the worst part was that i could not lift anything over 10 lbs.
you will just need a little help, a weekend to recover, and then be cognizant of the fact that you will need to be careful not to strain yourself. i also had trouble hearing for a while until they unpacked my ear. my hearing leveled out after a while though. hope this helps!