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The day I almost lost my finger!

By July 14, 2010 , ,

With everything else going on, I somehow took forgranted the swelling of my poor hands due to this pregnancy. I've always had bony little fingers and could slide my rings on and off freely - until one unfortunate morning! First - I tried soap and water - and no go - definitely no go! I got the rings close to the little knuckle and my finger started turning red. Ouch!! So I used my circle of friends on Facebook to collect ideas and put 'em to work that evening!

One, Two ... Three ... Success At Last!!
1. I made a bucket of icy water and held my poor swollen hand in the water for 10 minutes.

2. Then I held my hand up in the air for another 10 minutes.

3. Because I had received (Facebook) suggestions for both - I took a combination of Dawn dish soap and Olive Oil and lathered my poor, cold swollen hand up!

4. I wrapped my finger in saran wrap to get a better grip on my rings.

5. I slowly and painfully started twisting the rings toward freedom. Once I got the rings halfway off I found them stuck on my little knuckle. By this point, my finger was turning a shade of beet red, light purple. I knew at this point if I didn't get the rings off soon - I may lose the use of my entire ring finger.

6. So painfully, I keep twisting (and praying!!) and eventually wiggled my wedding rings off my poor, cold, soapy, oily, swollen finger.

7. VICTORY, at last!!

8. FYI - next time, check my rings a little earlier before it's gets to the point of no return!

 I had no idea they were digging into my finger as bad as they were.

The rescued rings

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  1. How Scary!!! So glad you got them pulled off! Maybe you should put them on a chain and wear them around your neck till the little one comes.

  2. OUCH! Glad you got the rings off! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yours is too cute! Farmgirl... lovin' it! Looking forward to future posts :)

  3. Ouch- that just looks painful! Love the blog, I'll definitely be back.


  4. Glad you got them free! Now go to Claire's and get a fake one so you don't look like a single mom. (just kidding...we all understand.)

  5. Pregnant in Indiana in the summertime - I had nearly forgotten - there is no better prescription for swelling on the face of this planet. Glad to see they didn't have to cut the rings off. That would have been NO fun.

  6. I know it's not funny, but this post does make me laugh. Just wanted you to know I passed on the award you gave me today and gave your blog a shout out. Thanks again for thinking of me.

  7. Oh my! I am so glad you got them off in time. July pregnancy has its challenges! (Miss Add was born on July 26th)

  8. I'm so glad you got them off. When I was pregnant with our youngest, I had to quit wearing my rings about 3 months before her arrival. I had to go a national sales meeting for work with 900 other colleagues and I went to the local Hallmark and purchased a $15 CZ diamond eternity band because I refused to go to the meeting pregnant without a wedding ring of sorts. :-)