Woman dreams she swallowed her engagement ring, then finds out she actually did
A woman's Facebook post has gone viral after she recounted a bizarre incident which led her to undergo an operation to save the engagement ring she'd accidentally swallowed.
Jenna Evans, a 29-year-old who hails from San Diego, in California, dreamt one night about her fiancé Bob convincing her to swallow her engagement ring to save it from thieves.
Check out this video all about Jenna's hospital ordeal:
But upon waking and finding her ring missing, Jenna realised that she actually had gone and swallowed the ring in her sleep. She rushed to the hospital to try and rescue the important piece of jewellery.
Commenting on the bizarre situation in a status update she posted to her Facebook page, Jenna wrote: "On Wednesday morning, I realised my ring was not on my hand and had to wake Bob Howell up and tell him that I swallowed my engagement ring. I don't think he believed me right away."
"We laughed pretty hard for about an hour and a half, called my mom, laughed until we were crying, googled 'do other adults swallow rings' because kids do it all the time, but apparently it's less common for adults."
Jenna continued: "I went to urgent care where I struggled to explain why I was there because I was laughing/crying so hard. The doctor ordered an X-ray and seemed pretty shocked when she walked back in with a second doctor and showed me that sure enough, my ring was right there in my stomach!"
"They called a gastroenterologist and decided it would be best NOT to let nature take its course. (Thank God) Before I left, she recommended seeing a sleep specialist as well ... They decided an upper endoscopy was just the thing and: 'said don't worry its not big deal.'"
She added: "Everything went great, they found my ring just beyond my stomach in my intestines, retrieved it and gave it to Bobby, not me. 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."
Jenna's story has since been shared 54,000 shares and has 32,000 comments, but she now says that she doesn't sleep with her ring on her finger, just in case another accident should occur!