My laparoscopic incisions are healing well (all five of them) and I can judge my healing progress on how I'm sleeping.
I'm a side sleeper ... I hate sleeping on my back, which is really the only option post surgery swelling & incisions! Last night I managed to get in some sleeping on both my right and left sides! YAY! I did spend most of the night on my back, but it was so nice to get side time! No pain anymore, just a little discomfort - mostly in the belly button incision. However, Totally Manageable!
Hurray for healing progress! Right after surgery it felt like that swelling was never going to go away!!! Phew!