OMG!! I also used to have awesome abs, and was always a size 4-5 before my surgery over 3 years ago. I’ve gained about 30 lbs, and my mom is convinced I’m dying of liver disease because my stomach is so bloated. I am sooo relieved I’m not the only one, except that I would love a solution. Unerlying mesh?? Damn, that’s serious, but I guess I’d consider it because I’d like to have my body back. My sister is several months pregnant, and keeps pointing out that I’m still bigger than her. Not that I’m extremely concerned about appearance, but I feel really out of shape and tired as well.