After accidentally swallowing her engagement ring during a “very sketchy dream,” a woman was forced to have surgery.
Hailing from San Diego, Jenna Evans believed her fiance Bobby Howell’s instructions to ingest her most prized piece of jewelry to “protect it” was part of a nightmare but when she woke up, the ring was actually gone.
After noticing a gap on her fourth finger of her left hand, she knew what had happened and shot off to urgent care earlier this month.
She shared when the x-ray came back it revealed the “ring was right there in my stomach” and soon after, she claimed to feel it in her guts.
Evans later needed an upper endoscopy to successfully retrieve the custom-made three-stoned band.
“Bobby finally gave my ring back this morning – I promised not to swallow it again, we’re still getting married and all is right in the world,” Evans posted.
She eventually shared the dream that led her to swallow the ring.
The “very sketchy situation” involved a high speed train and bad guys, when Howell allegedly told her she had to swallow the ring.
“So I popped that sucker off, put it in my mouth and swallowed it with a glass of water riiiight about the time I realized what I was doing. I assumed this too was a dream, because WHO ACTUALLY SWALLOWS THEIR ENGAGEMENT RING, so I went back to sleep.”
But the next morning, she realized it was not a dream and she was afraid to tell her fiance of five-and-a-half years.
Evans alleged that he did not believe her at first but after they laughed for “about an hour and a half,” they sought medical attention.
At the hospital, she says the couple had a hard time explaining the incident due to how ridiculous it was.
A gastroenterologist later advised it would be better to surgically remove the ring rather then wait “to let nature take its course.”
“At this point, I could definitely feel it in my guts, it was starting to really hurt and make us nervous. I was really happy because I don’t know if I’d ever be able to look at it and appreciate it in the same way if I had to search for it,” Evans admitted.
But reality hit Evans when she was forced to sign a medical release form to cover the hospital “in case you die.”
“I cried a lot because I would be SO MAD if I died. I waited a long time for that damn engagement ring and I WILL marry Bobby Howell D****T,” she wrote.
Thankfully, the surgery did not take long but the anesthesia did leave her “hysterically crying and totally inconsolable” for a while.
But after recovering thanks to a fast food meal, Howell returned the ring to Evans and she feels she has learned her lesson.
“I have been taking it off at night, just in case.” Evans shared, continuing: “I feel very grateful that I got it back and it does end as a happy, funny story.”