Had inguinal hernia surgery 16 days ago. Have what feels like a pulled muscle above and to the left of the incision area on left side. Is this normal?

Sounds normal. It is very common to feel a variety of aches, pains, pulling, and sensations difficult to describe after surgery. This is particularly common in her is surgery. These feelings can last years, but decrease steadily in frequency and severity, an almost always don't cause a major problem. Call your surgeon if you think something is wrong. Hope this helps!