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Jet-Lagged Woman Loses Wedding Ring, Can’t Quite Believe Where She Finds It – Newsweek

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Wedding rings endure a lot over the years, from the occasional misplacement to being dunked in dishwater. But one woman’s ring mishap took things to a whole new level when she accidentally swallowed hers during an overseas trip.

Dannah McMichael, wife of retired NFL player Randy McMichael, was traveling from Atlanta to Los Angeles, then on to the Philippines. After dropping off their two sons in the Philippines, they flew on to Thailand.

“I didn’t have the opportunity to catch up on my sleep since I was traveling with an 11-year-old and a 2-year-old, and I was beyond jet-lagged,” McMichael told Newsweek.

After a long day of sightseeing in Thailand, the couple returned to their hotel room. McMichael prepared for bed by taking off her wedding ring to shower. She took some hair vitamins and two large magnesium pills when she suddenly started feeling uncomfortable.

“Without looking, I threw everything in my mouth and washed it down with water. I started to choke, so I tried to throw it back up, but I couldn’t. I drank more water and tried to push it down with my finger,” McMichael said. It wasn’t until she realized her ring was missing that her husband suggested she might have swallowed it.

Pictures from the X-ray that revealed where the missing wedding ring was. “It came out on the second try, thanks to the magnesium pills,” Dannah McMichael told Newsweek.
Pictures from the X-ray that revealed where the missing wedding ring was. “It came out on the second try, thanks to the magnesium pills,” Dannah McMichael told Newsweek.
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The couple turned their hotel room upside down searching for the ring before it dawned on them that McMichael had indeed washed her wedding ring down with the pills.

Finding a clinic with an X-ray machine in Thailand proved challenging, but they eventually succeeded. The clinic staff initially doubted the ring would be visible on the machine, but McMichael insisted otherwise, and, sure enough, the X-ray confirmed her suspicions.

“As soon as the X-ray was taken, the ring was visible. Despite the language barrier, we all had a good laugh,” McMichael said.

Thankfully, the situation resolved itself without medical intervention. McMichael said that she had asked the hotel staff for a pair of gloves and waited for the ring to pass naturally.

“It came out on the second try, thanks to the magnesium pills,” she added.

McMichael later shared the video on her Instagram page where it has more than 5.2 million views. Reactions to the wedding-ring misplacement varied from concern to laughter.

“At first, everyone was concerned about my health and how I was going to get the ring out,” McMichael said. “However, after a while, they all joined in on the laugh with me. One person said the best thing: ‘Who would’ve thought your ring would have a crazier trip than you?'”

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