So in my hospital room, my mom and I were changing my ostomy bag and saw some things that I find a little concerning. Now remember, I am 9 days post revision surgery. On both the right side and the left side, the stoma isn’t connected to the skin. The stoma is also fairly hard to the touch. Around the opening of the stoma itself, it is significantly darker than the rest of the stoma. We’re still waiting on the surgeon to come around for discharge and now we’re waiting for him to come see the stoma itself.
The skin on the top and bottom of the stoma is well attached to the stoma and there is no “well.” However, on right and left sides (with the left being the worse), there doesn’t seem to be much in the way of stitches and instead there is a “well” of sorts between the abdominal skin and the stoma itself. When we changed my bag, we discovered a lot of “goop” in that area. Any thoughts?