Post # 1
are assholes. Blah! The weather is warming up here. Ok, well since I got my e-ring in June and wore it all summer long I should know what kind of finger swelling I can expect, right? And since I’ve been working extra hours and running around there I’ve accidentally lost 15 pounds in the last two months. So you’d have to think that there’s NO WAY my rings could end up being too small, am I right?
Well, like I said, my fingers are assholes. Pooey. After all the time I spent debating on ring size, ring design, ended up with 2 e-rings and 2 w-bands, etc. After watching my ring spin on my finger all winter long…we get up to 60 degrees and ALL my rings are seriously too tight. I don’t mean like “cut off my circulation” tight, but damn close to it. They feel very snug (uncomfortably snug) and they look way too tight. What the fudge? I’m getting married in EXACTLY one month and I’ll never be able to return them and get new sizes within a month. And just to ice the cake, I don’t think 3 of them are even resizeable! ARGH! We’re talking about $2,000 worth of rings I may not be able to wear all summer. (which I know it small potatoes to some people, but not to me and seriously not to FI) Please let it be some freakishly large amount of water retention.
FML. Here’s to hoping he’ll be able to put something on my ring finger instead of my pinky on our wedding day. Things I don’t need right now. :-/
Post # 2
jadlnc: Oh no! That sucks 🙁 Maybe it IS water retention? Aunt Flo around the corner, maybe? Have you been eating salty foods? It could be a number of things. My SO always complains of water retention after drinking beer (which sucks because he loves beer). Oh, it could also be some sort of an infection. A few years ago, both my fingers and my feet (yes, FEET!) got cartoonishly swollen for no apparent reason, it looked like the onset of some kind of arthritis and it hurt like hell. I was freaking out! A few days later, the swelling went down, like it never happened. And then my SO got it too! Same thing – it lasted a few miserable days and then it stopped. I still have no idea what the hell that was.
Just drink lots of water or herbal tea and lay off the salt for a few days – if it’s water retention, that should take care of it! Fingers crossed!
Post # 3
MsMeow: I really, really hope so! Or maybe because it’s the first warm spell after an obnoxiously cold winter? I dunno, but I didn’t have this problem any of the summer months last year. It doesn’t hurt and they don’t look swollen at all, but I just went to try on my w-bands and I was like “Whoa, WTH?” They both slide right on, but then when I want to take them off I have to twist them off. So then I though I must be crazy and got out my original e-ring and it’s tight too.
I’m not eating any more salt than usual. But the first thing I will try is to drink more water. Can stress make your fingers swell? Cause if it can, that might be it! Whatever it is I hope it goes away ASAP.
Post # 4
jadlnc: I’m pretty sure stress can do that – there’s not much it cannot do! I swear my hair doesn’t hold a curl when I’m stressed out (I can simply forget having nice hair for job interviews! lol) so I’m pretty sure it can make your fingers swell up. The first bit of warm weather could be the answer too, I think it’s even the most probable reason. When your body adjusts your fingers will too.
And YAY for not freezing anymore! 🙂
Post # 5
jadlnc: Stress causes so many issues that could possibly be it! I would say just lay off the salt and you’ll be squared away in no-time 😉
Post # 6
I woke up this morning to take the dog to the vet and my ring almost hurt to put on, it left a crazy indent on my finger when I tried to get it off after I was home.. I think it was me being so stressed out to leave him for surgery. <br /><br />Stress CAN do anything, haha. I wouldn’t panic. 🙂
Post # 7
Drink some water and make sure you’re really hydrated. You might need to increase your electrolytes. That should help the swelling.
Post # 8
My rings at very tight around my knuckle and then super loose once I get them on. For our wedding, we used a cz eternity band 1 size larger to have my husband slip on my band with ease. I later put the real band on myself carefully. It worked really well for the ceremony.
Post # 9
jadlnc: Oh no! That would be so upsetting, particularly after having your rings spin on you all winter. As annoying as spinning can be, the upside is that you can at least think: Well, at least they won’t be too tight in summer.
It sounds like water retention for some reason. Or maybe stress. Could it be that you got used to the much looser feeling of your rings over the long winter? This might make them feel uncomfortably tight now that the weather is back to a warmer temperature. At any rate, I hope everything straightens out soon so that your gorgeous rings will be more comfortable again.
I’m already stressing about what summer might bring. I got both rings in my current set this winter and had them sized up a bit to try and handle a slightly larger summer finger size. They both spin, which doesn’t bother me all that much, but I just hope they won’t be too tight in those super hot summer months. >.O
Post # 10
- Wedding: October 2014 - Vegas baby!
jadlnc: My fingers can swell and shrink up to a FULL SIZE in a days length. I am DREADING summer. I am very sensitive to sodium, and maybe you are as well. It is most likely water retention. If I’m having a sausage finger day, I’ll immerse my hands in a cold bowl of water just to help reduce the puffiness. It seems to help a little bit. For example, yesterday my ring was spinning and my fingers looked super small…this morning, SAUSAGES, muffin top, you name it. Just keep an eye on how much sodium you’re eating vs how much water you’re drinking, I know it makes a humongous difference to me! Good luck 😉
Post # 11
Are you trying to wear them all at once, or just a couple at a time? The amount of band on your finger can change the size. It’s not uncommon to wear just your e-ring and it feel loose, and then you stack a few more on your finger and all of a sudden they all fit great. I bought my wedding rings a 1/2 size larger than my ering for this exact reason, and I’ve heard coworkers who’ve had to resize their sets when they bought their wedding band(s).