Post # 1
Ok bees I need your help. About a week ago, I jammed my finger pretty badly playing volleyball. Luckily I wasn’t wearing my ring or else we would have a whole other dilemma on our hands! For the first five or six days, it was bad enough that I had to tape the finger, but now it’s better. BUT it’s still so swollen that my e-ring is nowhere close to fitting. I’ve jammed fingers hundreds of times so I know this is normal and it will probably take a few more weeks or even a month or so before the swelling goes completely down (I’m not even going to think about the possibility of the swelling never completely going away).
So: what would you do in this situation? I really, really miss wearing my ring. I’m icing my finger every day, which helps, but that dang knuckle is just too big. This isn’t an issue of wanting to show people I’m “taken” or anything, I just like what the ring symbolizes. This is probably made worse by the fact that I’m going to a wedding this weekend where I’ll see a ton of friends I haven’t seen in a year or so, and they’re all going to want to see the ring. Help me out please!!
Post # 3
I’d wear thridding on my other hand or on a necklace. I can’t imagine not having it with me.
plus, then you’ll have it with you when people want to see it 🙂
Post # 4
I would wear it on a chain around my neck, and maybe if that finger felt super naked, I would find a cheap ring to wear on that finger. Probably just a plain band or something.
Post # 5
I would just go without. I’ve had to recently, I was on medication that made me “puffy” & my ring didn’t fit.
Post # 6
Wear it on your right hand. That way if people want to see it it’ll be right there. You could also wear it around your neck, but if it was me I’d want it on one of my hands so I could see it all the time. 🙂
Post # 7
I’d wear it on my right hand and let the swelling go down.
Post # 8
I’d put mine on my necklace – but only because it doesn’t fit on my right hand!
Post # 9
Just not wear it till my hand heals. But if you want to have it handy at the wedding in case anyone asks to see it, then the necklace is a good compromise.
Post # 10
I’d wear it on my other hand. I’ve had necklaces fall off before, I wouldn’t trust it there.
Post # 11
@lalalorelai44: I would buy a CZ stand-in.
Post # 12
Ugh I was reaaalllly hoping there would be a clear winner here haha. Thanks for all your input ladies 🙂
Post # 13
Normally I would just say don’t wear it until your finger’s better. But you do seem to be upset about not being able to wear it to this upcoming wedding. So, I think you should wear it on your other hand and just switch it back once your finger heals.
Post # 14
I would wear it on your right hand so you can show it off like you would if it would fit on your left. You could wear something cheap on your left hand if you wanted too. If it’s around your neck, it will be akward to get it close enough to someone’s face to see it well. But, if it’s on your right hand you can explain what happened and why you’re wearing it there.
Post # 15
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
@lalalorelai44: I’d be too afraid something would happen to it if I wore it on another finger or on a necklace. I’d just safely store it at home and wait till the swelling went down so I could wear it again where it’s meant to be worn.
Post # 16
Ditto, I would also wear it on my right hand.