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June 12th, 2024
Jet-lagged and utterly exhausted after multiple days of overseas touring with two young children, Dannah McMichael, a travel blogger and wife of retired NFL tight end Randy McMichael, prepared for bed in a Thai hotel room.


Before stepping into the shower, McMichael slid off her wedding ring and grabbed a handful of vitamins.

"Without looking, I threw everything in my mouth and washed it down with water," McMichael wrote in an Instagram post that has earned more than 115,000 Likes. "When I started choking on the pills and noticed my ring was missing, I knew something was wrong."

At first, the McMichaels tried to find the ring by tearing through their room and luggage. When that failed, it became ever more apparent that Dannah had swallowed the ring with the pills.

It took the couple two days to locate a clinic that had the proper imaging equipment, but when they did, the resulting X-ray showed the intertwined band as clear as day.

On Instagram, Dannah shared a nine-second video captioned, "YUP THATS MY WEDDING RING."

The McMichaels hoped the ring would pass naturally, which it did two days later.

Dannah posted a followup video showing the cleaned-up ring sitting at the bottom of a hotel water glass. On Instagram, she used a split-screen effect, with the original X-ray video on the top and the second video of the recovered ring at the bottom. The caption read, "Got my ring back. Wait I never lost it. It was always with me."

In a response to one of the numerous Instagram comments, she wrote, "UPDATE: I gained new followers from this reel, so I just want to let you all know: I’m not swallowing anything else. Don't expect any more x-ray content!" She punctuated the post with laughing emojis.

Dannah later explained to Newsweek how her family had traveled from Atlanta to Los Angeles to the Philippines and then 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 the publication.

After a long day of sightseeing in Thailand, she finally got a chance to chill out, but that's when all the drama started.

At the clinic, the mood turned comical.

"At first, everyone was concerned about my health and how I was going to get the ring out," McMichael told Newsweek. "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?'"

Credits: Screen captures via Instagram / double_d1022.