are you seeing your surgoen for a follow up soon?? i would let him take a look at that incision. not saying it's infected, but it should be looked at, even if only to ease your fears. you're very short while post op and it's only normal and human to be a bit paranoid. anyway, the surgeon should look at your incision just to make sure it's not infected. don't take ANYTHING off by your self!!
about removing the wafer, don't remove it only with water! hollister's adhesive remover spray is the best, but if your skin is sensitive, then use convatec's adhesive remover wipes - they don't contain alcohol, so they are much more friendly to the skin.
about the bloating, you're not supposed to feel bloated with an ileostomy, at least not one that lasts for too long. my output is thick, b/c i have a motility disorder in my small intestine, so i do feel bloated often. i drink prune juice every day to help with it. also, i eat soft-liquid diet and only small meals, otherwise even prune juice won't help me. i hope your slow output is a temp thing and maybe due to too much thickening foods and not a slow motility. keep drinking lots of water, stay away from rice, potatoes, bannanas and all thickening foods for couple days, or at least till it clears out. see if that helps. it not, you can try a bit of prune juice, just to release the plug. i'm sure this will work it self out on it's own and it's only some set backs from being so short while post op.
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure
colonic inertia w/pelvic floor dysfunction
08/16/2009 - total colectomy w/ileorectal anastomosis
07/08/2010 - loop ileostomy