that happened to me too! I could actually see my stitches. I was freaking out.
If you do a search, I bet you'll find my posts called 'freaking out'.
And that's basically what my stoma nurse told me.
I was a pain to get it to heal, but it did. I didn't change my bag more often, but I did get better products that didn't leak. and I put on lots more paste.
And I tried to give it as much air as possible. Right b4 bed time was best for me. But I have an ileostomy, so I bet that'd be easier for a colostomy.
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 2/15/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
coumadin, prenatal vit.
"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."