Wednesday, February 24, 2010

2 am finger drama

FIXED RINGS
SAWED OFF RINGS
THE NEXT DAY AFTER SAWING

So I am a loser ,we all know this and my ring finger has been acting up since I had London but I wanted to put my real wedding ring back on. Call me vain because I love my ring, whatever, it has been on my finger since 2002 so my finger looks like I am always wearing a ring anyway but I cant live without it.So on top of it feeling perfectly snug b/c it is a 5 1/2 and I have had two babies and dont loose weight but hey this girl likes to eat, it is ok! back to the point, it is a little snug and I must have been bit by something or heck i don't know, my finger started to swell so in a panic i tried to rip it off and mean while I took a couple of layers off but no ring! so i really was trying to be patient and let my finger go down before I tried it again .Then i woke up in the middle of the night in a panic I am a little claustrophobic when it comes to getting out of stuff and my finger was huge! i couldn't get my ring off with anything olive oil, peanut butter, soap, you name it! So layers of skin later I drive to KMC to the ER I am willing to do anything, I see a firetruck and Ambulance in the parking lot so I drove over and asked the EMT if he has any ring cutters...after consulting the other men he finds out they do have one that has never been used and would love to give the first try to me! yeah and oh crap! so it may sound simple my friends to get this nice protector underneath my ring so they don't saw through my finger but no, let me tell you it is NOT!my finger was so swollen it felt like my finger was going to pop off! Not to mention the layers of skin missing under my ring and the fact that they didn't know what they were doing, but hey they were doing me a favor so I loved them at 2 am, in my pjs, in the middle of a parking lot standing in 21 degree weather!I was shaking from pain or cold I don't know but after 25 mins of stretching my fingers the wrong ways to get an angle at cutting , accidentally cutting into my finger and cutting it all up I was free!So here are some lovely photos of the event (the fingers the next day) and my ring after spending $195 at the jeweler to get it fixed and re sized!All of these pictures were taken with my phone so they aren't the best quality!

8 comments:

Grant and Shalie Morgan said...

WOW, that was fast to get your ring fixed! It looks gorgeous, and I hope it doesn't cause you any more problems. What a sucky night!

Ryan and Carrie said...

Holy crap that is scary! I am glad that you got it off though! I would be freaking out cause who wants to lose their ring finger seriously!! I am glad that you are okay and still have all your fingers!!!!

BigMamaCassie said...

OH My goodness Xan! I am so glad your finger is okay!! Your ring is beautiful, good for you for getting it resized.

Kristin said...

OUCH!!! Xan~ you are crazy! Luckily you got it off... I would have felt the same way though with wanting my wedding ring back on. Its like a piece of clothing where if missing you feel naked. Luckily it came off and you were able to fix it... now it can cover the missing skin. lol.

Dan and Maggie said...

Ouch! That's awful! I am glad it's back to normal for you. It sure is a pretty ring!

Giles Family said...

Oh my heck!!! That is like a bad bad dream. It makes my stomach hurt just thinking about it. I'm claustrophobic just thinking about it. I love that you left at 2 am to get it fixed though. Your my kind of woman!!!

Ann Sorensen said...

Glad everything is all better!

HAID said...

That's the funniest story I've heard in a long time. I can see you in your jammies in that parking lot doing the Xan with the EMT's! I love you Xan! You always add the spice and make me laugh!
I'm Aunt Gloria writing from HAID (Humanitarian Aid)
in Romania.