Wow, you handled that really well! Does your pouch have a clip closure? The pouches they gave me in the hospital had clips, and they were always falling off. As soon as I got home, I switched to a pouch with a velcro closure, and in the 4 years I've used them, they've never failed me once. Just an FYI in case you ever want to switch to a different type of pouch.
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at age 28. Proctocolectomy and permanent ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free and medicine-free since surgery and very thankful to be healthy again.