This week marks the first time that I’ve gone any significant length of time without wearing my wedding ring. Last week, at camp, I developed a rash on my ring finger that was irritated by the continued wearing of my beloved ring. I was told that the rash was created by moisture getting trapped under the ring, and because of the extreme heat and humidity, it was unable to dry completely. Whatever the reason, the ring has come off for a few days for my finger to heal. Furthermore, I discovered that the diamond is a little loose. Reluctantly, I sent the ring to the jeweler to see if it could be secured a little better.
Stan is not wearing his ring today either, for the same reason I initially took mine off. Under the ring, his skin is red and dry, also probably a product of moisture trapping.
So, this morning on our break at work, we both were sporting band-aids (with ointment underneath) on our ring fingers. Not the most expensive wedding bands, but certainly the most interchangeable.