Bizarre way woman finds lost ring leaves the Internet in stitches

Marni Dixit
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·5-min read

One Facebook user has left the Internet in stitches after sharing the very strange way she found her lost wedding ring.

Rhonda Chrosniak took to the social media site to share her very bizarre story that started with a colonoscopy that she booked in as a close family member was recently diagnosed with colon cancer.

 A woman's story about finding her lost wedding ring has left the Internet in stitches. Photo: Getty
A woman's story about finding her lost wedding ring has left the Internet in stitches. Photo: Getty

Speaking of the colonoscopy, Rhonda said she dragged her feet, "but finally decided to do it".

"Okay now, if you have done the prep, or know someone who has done the prep, it is no joke!" she wrote. "You basically overdose on laxatives, and then chain yourself to the toilet, and hope for the best. I barely survived!!

"Next morning, I go to the hospital for the procedure, and all goes well. After I wake up, the doctor comes to tell me his findings. He tells me that I have a very healthy colon, no polyps, or cancer. But.... they found a ring," she said.

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"Now at this point I’m thinking it’s a medical term for something, and I say, 'A ring of what? What does that mean?' He then picks up a cup and rattles its contents. He says, 'Does this look familiar?'

"I nearly died! I had so many questions!" she wrote listing off a number of confused thoughts that immediately entered her head, including: "How did it get there? How could I have swallowed a ring, and not know it? How was the ring still in my colon, after the massive amounts of poop that so violently exited my body the night before?"

Rhonda was left in shock after being told doctors had found her wedding ring inside her. Photo: Facebook
Rhonda was left in shock after being told doctors had found her wedding ring inside her. Photo: Facebook

She continued, "The doctor and nurse just stared at me as if to say, 'Lady, I don’t know your life.'"

Rhonda then started to come up with ideas on how she could have somehow swallowed her ring without knowing, saying, "I think I may have solved the mystery."

"This is an explanation I can live with, and makes sense to me, so here you go: I don’t like to wear my ring when I wash my hands, so I will set it on the sink, or put it in my pocket. After I dry my hands, I put it back on. (Sometimes I forget) Also, I take several vitamin supplements every day.

"I take them all at once, by collecting water in my mouth, tipping my head back, while still holding the water in my mouth, drop them in, then swallow. I have to take my vitamins with food, so after breakfast I will go get my vitamins and sometimes put them in my pocket. I think I left my ring in my pocket after washing my hands, then added my vitamins to that pocket. When I took out the vitamins to swallow, the ring came with them and down it went," she explained.

"The ring had only been missing a few days, and I wasn’t too worried about it. I figured it would turn up somewhere. Never in a million years did I think that it would be in my colon. So grateful they found it. I can only imagine the issues it may have caused me in the future."

Rhonda jokingly added, "I’m already the butt (pun intended) of my family’s jokes. I commented that I had misplaced a Christmas gift I wanted to wrap, and my son goes, 'Did you check your colon?'... I might be returning one of his gifts later."

Rhonda's friends were shocked to read the story with one user writing, "That is the craziest story."

"You better sanitize the crap out of that! Pun intended," another joked.

Rhonda said she "nearly died" when she was told what the doctors had found. Photo: Facebook
Rhonda said she "nearly died" when she was told what the doctors had found. Photo: Facebook

"I am actually going in for a colonoscopy in the morning," someone else wrote. "Doing the prep for it today and it’s not fun. Here’s hoping that all of my jewellery stays where it’s supposed to be!"

Many others wrote that they thought it was a joke post, but once they saw the photos they realised it was, in fact, true!

Speaking with Yahoo Lifestyle, Rhonda said she had yet to wear the ring, "It’s still in the cup. Can’t get past where it’s been yet!"

She shared that the ring had been purchased for her by her daughter as a replacement for her wedding ring that was broken so she had something to wear while she saved for a new ring, adding, "It wasn't very expensive."

She also revealed that she almost didn't put the story, which has since been shared over 700 times, on Facebook, but after telling some friends and witnessing "the joy and laughter it brought to them" she knew she had to share it because it "could help brighten someone's day".

"I’m normally a fairly private person and am selective in what I share on social media. I’m glad it has made people laugh, even at my expense," she said.

Rhonda added, "I am a lucky person. I win drawings for contests and things like that. I don’t play the lotto, but maybe I should start. I have a coworker that tells me I’m the luckiest person she knows."

No doubt Rhonda made more than a few people's day with that story!

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