Gem, you are welcome. It can be a worrying time if you have pains where you did not expect to have them and it definitely helps if you understand why that is rather than imagine all sorts.
I had my internal stitches for the looping in place for 1 week before they were physically removed. I do recall having heaviness until those stitches were removed and soreness at their site. I remember feeling substantially better as soon as they came out. I recall that the keyhole ones were dissolving and also the vaginal vault ones too. I might well have had others internally as bowel and bladder had been pulled completely out of place by endo and the surgeon put them back more or less where they should be. I saw the before and after pictures, ha, but did not know what I was looking at I have got the dvd of pictures but not one to get out at parties!
Recovery time will always be an individual thing. For instance, the very first investigatory lap that I had with my general gynae consultant left me hugely swollen and extremely black and blue and took me a good 6 weeks to recover from, and all they had done was have a look!.
My second op with an endo specialist surgeon (total radical excision) which took 7.5 hours probably took around the same time to recover but I was not half as swollen and no bruising. Much better experience overall - so it can vary.
They generally recommend 4 - 6 weeks for a lap but it will greatly depend upon what you had done, and how your body reacts to it. I also think the surgeons underestimate the real overall recovery time and base it on whether you are able to move up and down the stairs, function, do a bit of washing up and cook a dinner (hey you are recovered).
I think I would be inclined to call the hospital too and see if you can get to speak to his secretary and explain your concern. If you don't manage to get that far with them, then see your GP and see if they have good notes or will investigate for you / get an appointment.
All best wishes