California woman who dreamed about swallowing engagement ring woke up to realize she actually did
A California woman had her dreams come true last week — although probably not in a way she wanted.
Jenna Evans was having a vivid, elaborate dream during the night of Sept. 10. In it, the 29-year-old and her fiancé, Bobby Howell, were riding together on a high-speed train when a couple of "bad guys" tried to steal her engagement ring.
Howell offered Evans a very dream-like solution: The only way she could save her ring was by swallowing it.
"So I popped that sucker off, put it in my mouth and swallowed it with a glass of water," Evans said in a Facebook post describing the ordeal.
Evans woke up Wednesday morning relieved that it had all been a dream. At least that's what she thought — until she realized her engagement ring was missing.
"When I woke up in the morning, there was no ring on my finger," Evans told Today. "I couldn't help but laugh at it, and then I had to wake my fiancé up and tell him that I had swallowed my engagement ring."
At first, Howell didn't believe her. But it eventually became obvious that there was only one place the 2.4-carat diamond ring could have gone.
"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," Evans' post read.
The couple went to the hospital, where doctors decided against letting the ring pass through Evans naturally. Instead, they advised she undergo surgery with a gastroenterologist. It was a decision that made Evans pretty emotional, according to her post.
"Then 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 DAMNIT," she said.
Everything went smoothly though, with doctors finding the ring in her intestines and removing it without complications. Evans said Howell handed the ring back to her on Thursday, just one day after she woke up from her wild dream.
"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," her post said.
The couple plans to get married in May of next year, and in the meantime, Evans is just happy that her post — which has been shared more than 110,000 times on Facebook — is entertaining others.
"I'm so grateful that everybody can laugh about it, because it truly is a very funny story," she told Today.