- 5 years ago
- Wedding: December 2018
My fingers always swell in the heat and shrink drastically in the cold. My ring size is a 5.5, but I got a 6 to accomodate swelling. I know all of this, and yet I still made a very poor decision this weekend 🙁
My ring felt very tight after a long and intense hike. I took it off, which wasn’t exactly easy to do (it hurt, but it came off). After I felt I had *cooled down*, I decided to put the ring back on (I wouldn’t want to lose it afterall, and I always wear my ring). I forced it back on, which I now realize was very stupid, and just assumed that any residual swelling would go down.
Well, it didn’t. I had a major freak out and tried everything (Windex, soap, oil, ibuprofen, ice, yanking, tugging, wiggling, raising my hand above my head, etc.) Nothing worked. So, I tried nothing. It’s been a couple of days now and Fiance tells me it looks *better* My finger doesn’t hurt, it isn’t numb, and hasn’t turned blue or anything.
However, this ring isn’t going anywhere and Fiance wants to CUT IT OFF. I am very against this. I know I have to get it resized to avoid this happening again, but I just don’t want it cut off. I am going to do the dreaded dental floss method because anything is better than cutting this symbol off my finger.
I don’t know what I am looking for here (other than NOT being called an idiot, because I know I am, lol). Has anyone done the dental floss trick successfully? Any other ideas? 🙁 Waiting doesn’t seem to be working, but maybe I need to be more patient? I just don’t see how swelling will go down if it’s being squeezed, but Fiance seems to think it is…