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#1 gemjar

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 01:45 AM

I was just wondering how many of you have had to remove your wedding rings due to swelling in the fingers ?

I have never been a ring person, but I never take off my engagement/wedding bands for anything. They have been very tight for some time and I managed to get them off the other day. My finger looked so deformed without them and I knew that if I didn't get them back on staight away, I probably wouldn't at all. So I painfully forced them back on and now the thought of having to remove them saddens me.

What are the chances of getting them back on again if I take them off now and if I leave them on, will it matter ?

Probably sounds a little crazy, but the little things sometimes do matter.........

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 05:14 AM

Karen,
No it doesn't sound a little crazy. We need to hold on to the things that matter as long as possible! I've never worn a wedding band, but I do wear rings. I've had my favorite ones resized. The problem is that the size of my fingers constantly go up and down, so some days that fit great and other days they're too big. UGH!!! Before I would "painfully force" anything back on, I would consider resizing. If they're too tight, they can cut off the circulation which is already happening if you have Raynaud's. So please reconsider not wearing them until you can get them resized.

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 05:23 AM

I had to take mine off back in 2003 my fingers were really swollen due to taking predisone. I did wait awhile then I had them made bigger for me. I do not where them on a daily basis unless I go out some where nice then I put them on. It didn't cost that much to size them up. Sam
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Posted 16 January 2008 - 05:43 AM

Karen,
I can still wear mine but my wedding band was a little big to begin with. My mom has out grown her band, so she went to the store and bought a cheapy gold band which is great cause she doesn't have to worry about it getting lost, scratched, or whatever cause it's just a cheapy.

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 06:04 AM

I had all of my rings sized up due to this very problem.
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Posted 16 January 2008 - 06:13 AM

Hello there,

I am going thru the same thing right now. I will probaby get mine sized up as well.
Take care and stay warm,

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 06:34 AM

Hi Karen, It's funny you mention the ring. My hubbie and I were just discussing getting wedding ring tatoos (as a joke) since his ring has gone from too small, and now way too big. Mine, on the other hand, is way too small in the morning and evening and fits great in the afternoon.

I am now thinking that the tatoo idea isnt so silly. I don't know how my skin would heal however...i better check with the doctor before I go and do it!... ;)
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Posted 16 January 2008 - 07:33 AM

Hi all. I'm right there with you! I just turned 50 and actually got a new wedding band that fits. My original one was a wedding band that grew too small, then my diamond set - well, it got to small - (or am I swelling up?!) and this new one (like in Goldilocks) fits just right! So I'm happy with my new diamond band but miss my other sentimental rings. I'm not a big jewlery girl actually, but my wedding rings are a different story!
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Posted 16 January 2008 - 08:06 AM

I had to stop wearing my wedding ring because of swelling fingers - but as it doesn't really bother me ( or my husband) won't get it resized
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Posted 16 January 2008 - 09:05 AM

my wedding ring no longer fits... and on the days it does I can't get it off,,,

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 09:06 AM

Taking off my wedding ring was so hard at the time. I cried and cried when I could no longer where it. Unfortunately for me resizing will not do the trick because my fingers are so curled. Oh well.
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Posted 16 January 2008 - 09:19 AM

My fingers go up and down too so you never can tell when I will be able to wear my rings. Sometimes I wear them but mostly I can't.
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Posted 16 January 2008 - 11:49 AM

I seems like a lot of us have the same problem.
I am a ring person so I own a few of them. I had some resized, including my wedding set. The problem is that I had to have it resize twice already. I have gone from ring size 5 to an 8. I hope they don't keep growing.
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Posted 16 January 2008 - 12:05 PM

My fingers seem to have leveled off... where the up and down size is concerned.
I couldn't wear mine for several years, due to the reasons you all have mentioned.... and for the reason I talk about below.
For a long time, I had toyed with getting my rings rebuilt, as my rings broke (in the water) while I was washing dishes, stabbing into my finger.
It took me about a year before I could decide on what I wanted to do. I got new bands added on either side and had them built in and the broken band... removed. I'm really pleased with the way they turned out (I also had them resized at this time too).

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 08:04 AM

I used to wear a lot of rings but had to stop because they no longer fit. I did have my wedding ring resized and two more of my favorite rings so I could wear them. It is frustrating because some days they are so loose I am afraid I will lose them.
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Posted 17 January 2008 - 02:31 PM

Wouldn't it be nice if good quality rings came with the adjustable back that childrens rings have?! LOL

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 06:09 AM

I JUST had all of my rings sized up due to this very problem. I ask my Doctor if they would go down or should I get them resized. He said get them resized. I Went from Size 5 to Size 7.
I can't believe I waited one year to do it. $20 each ring. DO IT!
One good thing though- I can wear a size 9 on my pointer and they are always the ones left over and marked down in the costume jewerly. LOL!
I also got acrylic nails and that makes me feel must better about my hands. If you do that, be sure they don't ruff house you! (TN for hurt you) Tell them your finger are sore!
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Posted 21 January 2008 - 09:04 AM

Same thing with me as well. My hubby understands there are just some days I can't wear it.

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 09:26 AM

Hello jillawrence,

Welcome to the Sclero Forums!
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#20 Rachelle

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 05:48 PM

Mine have been off for a year. My husband was questioning me about it and at first I didn't want to tell him my fingers, besides the one with the ulcer, were swelling. I still dont have a diagnosis, but Im okay for now.