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Wedding Rings...just Curious

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#21 gemjar


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Posted 22 January 2008 - 12:35 AM

Well my rings are off :( My mother insisted I take them off after the problem with my thumb and the Dr commenting on my swollen fingers (which he has prescribed more anti-inflammatories for) I couldn't get them off with my sore thumb, so mum lathered up my finger and with much difficulty got them off. I don't think she realised how bad my fingers were till then. My ring finger looks and feels strange....i really miss my rings !

I am going to resize them I think, but I'll wait until I know more from the Rhuematologist.

Many thanks for your replies and personal stories :)


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Posted 22 January 2008 - 07:16 AM

I can relate about the wedding rings/bands, Karen... I'm so sorry you and your mom had trouble getting your rings off.

I really missed wearing mine, too. They're a part of me and seem to make me feel hubby's with me, even when he isn't :rolleyes:

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 11:01 PM

I had a huge collection of rings (my mother is a shopping channel addict) and I don't wear any of them anymore. A couple of years ago, I took most of them with me on a trip home and had a good jewelry trading session with my daughter, daughter-in-law and granddaughter. They ended up with most of the nice rings and gave me necklaces, earrings and bracelets in exchange. I kept a few of the nice ones just to look at. My husband of ten years doesn't care about wedding rings - he can't wear one either because of an old injury, so he thinks nothing of it. There is no doubt in anyone's mind that we are a permanent couple when they see us together and I'm at an age where wearing a ring makes very little difference in social settings. It isn't a question of sizing for me. Even the ones that fit just hurt being there when I pick up or squeeze something.
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#24 Timo


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Posted 25 January 2008 - 12:28 AM

I am only 19 so I don't really have this problem but it has been something that I have thought about since my fingers started to swell a few years ago. I am lucky at the moment as my fingers are very small to begin with so I can wear toe rings on my fingers and I find that works really well. My friends do laugh at me though.

Take care everyone!

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 04:47 AM

I've not read any of the replies....so forgive me if this has been mentioned...
but a friend of mine with scleroderma had a ring designed for her that is like a coil that expands to her finger size. It is beautiful. The designer made a ring for me years ago that I adored. Her ring is like a double band, if that makes sense. I must be in good shape because my fingers are actually a lot smaller than they were five years ago and even my engagement ring from one year ago (yay, our anniversary is approaching) is loose. Hooray for Cellcept?

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 04:48 AM

Oh dear, I didn't mean good shape, as in physically fit, that would be a joke..ha ha.
What I meant is that the swelling has gone down. I still have semi-sausage hands, but not nearly as bad as they used to be. I used to hide my hands.

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 03:37 PM

I had my wedding ring resized once. Most days I couldn't get it over my knuckle if I wanted to, but it isn't tight around the base of my finger. My high school class ring won't even fit on my little finger. I didn't realize just how much my hands had changed until I tried on my old class ring.


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Posted 27 January 2008 - 04:08 AM

I have had to have new wedding ring& engagement ring because 3 years ago I badly smashed up my left wrist & had to take rings off, I was then burgled & all my jewelry was stolen. After about 6 months I replaced them both but my fingers still swelled a lot so I have quite loose fitting rings when the swelling is down. I do find my fingers are more swollen first thing in the morning & then again in the evening & during the night. I felt devastated at having had my rings stolen, and do like to wear wedding rings all the time - I don't feel dressed if I don't wear them! I have now been married 28 1/2 years & proud of it!


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Posted 27 January 2008 - 10:04 AM

Ring Solution!
My husband made an appointment for me at a Jeweler for our 4th anniversary to get my engagement ring band changed to an adjustible band. Its a band that has a hinge on it so I can get it off over my knuckle no matter how big it gets. It sort of opens up like a handcuff would...if you can picture that. The funny thing is that I can now pull it off without opening up the hinge, but who knows what tomorrow will bring. I hope this helps some of you who miss your rings!

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 07:31 AM

It was a sad day for me when I had to remove my rings. All of them were relegated to the safe until I gave them all to my sisters and neices. I did keep one-my wedding ring to have and to hold alas... not to wear. It was one of those little things about this disease that takes you by the throat and shakes you up so badly- I cried and morned for days.

My husband has had it sized but in less than a month, it needs to be made larger and I'm not going that route again.

One thing about sclero tho' it forces you to really appreciate what is truly important- love, support, family and good health.

Best Wishes from Florida-TJ