My 2 laporscopic surgeries that I had prior to my 2 laporatomy's were painful. The portal area was tender and sore for quite some time. I was young, in my 20's and otherwise healthy. My second lap surgery was my appendectomy and unfortunately, I had just given birth to my 1st child the week before. The pain was horrible, especially having to cradle a colicky newborn endlessly for hours, not to mention my baby lay on my stomach breastfeeding. Also, my diet was quite restricted, everything was just bloated and constipated.
You were just checked out and everything is fine, it's a slow process but you will get there.