The pain in my ear has eased off quite a bit, but I can't open my jaw all the way. I take Tylenol-3 (Tylenol with codeine) to deal with it, but it does make it a bit hard to concentrate at work. I feel a bit off-kilter and the surgery has left me with some balance issues, but I'm sure that will clear up as my ear heals. Now my free time is being killed by me having to slog through Java homework. I still can't say I care for the damned language, but the paychecks, the paychecks!