I have had 8 abdominal surgeries. The first two were fine. The third was " botched ". Severed illiougenal and genital femoral nerves on left side, injured abdominal wall on lower left abdomen. A " repair " surgery to put clips on nerve endings ( to prevent more frayed growth and pain ) and put in a Mesh was done in 2003.
By 2006 the Mesh broke in half and migrated to my bladder. By then I was in a wheelchair, unable to move left leg forward because of broken mesh wire poking me from the inside. Finally had mesh removed in 2012 and received a joke of a settlement from mesh maker. Was left with a "hole" in belly and many adhesions. It does feel like a pulling rubber band when I try and use left leg and stand up straight, then burning pain shoots down left leg to bottom of foot.
Currently use a walker to get around. Constant pain is depressing. Being disabled, stuck at home ( car rides make it worse) is lonely. If anyone has had a defective Hernia Mesh, make sure you get into one of the many ongoing class action law suits. Not much $ for wrecking your life, but, any amount of $ can help. I am currently doing serrapreptase, castor oil packs, physical therapy and Yoga abdominal stretching. Keep moving as much as you can. Curling up on bed rest makes adhesions worse.