Every OR nurse I've talked to about it basically said "Heck no. I'd never work in PACU."
That amazes me; I would give anything to get back into the PACU! I did my 400-hour clinical immersion in an acute care hospital PACU with 16 beds, infants through elders, and LOVED every second of it. Now I am looking for a PACU to hire me as a new grad with this clinical experience. But my classmates said the same thing: "Why on earth do you want to work in the PACU??"
It was very different from the OR, so I can certainly understand that you feel like a fish out of water. I found that my assessment and documentation skills came a long way in a short time when I was doing 10-minute vitals and 15-minute assessments, constantly monitoring airways, and addressing pain needs, things that were done in our OR by the anesthesia staff, not the nurses. It was fast, with lots of autonomy and a laser-focus on one patient at a time, just to switch to a new patient with a different surgery every 1-3 hours! I also found the teamwork to be incredible, with nurses and LNAs pitching in so much more than I've seen elsewhere. There is a flow that I've seen in 3 PACUs now, and you'll get it--you have so much experience that you just have to apply in this new, weird setting!
And if you really don't like it, let's hope for an OR slot to open up for you... (and if you're nearby, maybe I can have your job when you go!)
BTW, I know there is a lot more on the line for you as a licensed RN than I had on the line as a student. It's not the same situation, and I don't want to sound like the PACU expert that I most certainly am not. I did observe the same level of support for the nurses who were transitioning into the PACU from other units while I was a student and hope that you find the same thing!