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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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9 comments

  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.

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  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 :)

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

    http://lucyshuman.blogspot.com

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  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.)

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  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.

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  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.
    http://alattewithotta.blogspot.com/2010/07/awards-from-ott.html

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  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)

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  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. :-)

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