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Wedding Rings...just Curious

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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.........

 

Warmly,

Karen

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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.

 

Big Hugs,


Janey Willis

ISN Support Specialist

(Retired) ISN Assistant Webmaster

(Retired) ISN News Director

(Retired) ISN Technical Writer for Training Manuals

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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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


Sam

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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.

 

take care, peanut


You can deprive the body but the soul needs chocolate

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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,

 

Michelle

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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!... ;)


*WestCoast*

 

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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!


Soft hugs your way,

 

Michele

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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

Lizzie

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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.


Rosa

Diffuse Sclero

dx Jan 2006

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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.

Hugs, Piper

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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.

Ani

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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).

 

Hugs, Susie


Special Hugs,

 

Susie Kraft

ISN Support Specialist

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International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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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.


ISN Artist

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

 

Sherion

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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!

One thing about Scleroderma is there is always something on the good side... But You Look SOOO Good! :wub:


Diagnosed with Diffuse Systemic Scleroderma May 2005

Raynaud's, GI, esophagus, skin and lung involvement.

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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.

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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 :)

 

Warmly,

Karen

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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:

 

Hugs, Susie


Special Hugs,

 

Susie Kraft

ISN Support Specialist

ISN Chat Host

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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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.


Warm wishes,

Jefa

 

Carrie Maddoux

(Retired)ISN Sclero Forums Support Specialist

(Retired)ISN Sclero Forums UK Chat Host

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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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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Karen,

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?

Jen

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