Baby Gimli the Dwarf: Photo Courtesy of goingonsix
So after this consultation just two weeks before surgery I began my quest to remove my wedding and engagement rings. The worst part about trying to get rings off of a swollen finger is that the more that you pull, the more that it swells.
I began to panick as I searched for answers...Here's what I tried, while I sat in our basement trying to stay cool in the July heat while watching episodes of Make Room for Multiples. I spent about an hour on this every morning before the heat and gravity set in for the day making the rings impossible to move.
Here's what I tried:
- Windex and Floss Method
- Soaking my hands in ice to reduce swelling
- Plastic Wrap
- Wrapping tape around your finger
Ice, Windex, scotch tape and an hour of prying worked to remove my wedding band, but no matter what I tried my engagement ring wouldn't budge. MacGyver fail. In fact the attempted removal started to cut up and irritate my pudgy swollen hand.**** One evening I tried to convince Chris that he'd have to take me to a jeweller and, "Cut it off, Cut it off now!" He laughed at me and insisted that we wait until surgery day to see what the surgeon said. I reluctantly agreed.
Lesson learned, in the last trimester of pregnancy be less like Gimli, more like Frodo. Wear the ring around your neck!
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***A real vampire, not Edward Cullen.
****I'm sure the insane amounts of Windex I was pouring on it couldn't have been good by the way it was beginning to burn.