This actually happened only a few hours ago. I was laying on the couch watching Wedding Crashers this afternoon. Taking a well deserved break after my last final yesterday.
When I watch movies I have a habit of putting my wedding ring in my mouth and flipping it between my lips and teeth with my tongue. I rarely even realize that I'm doing it.
I let out a thunderous laugh during the "notch on your belt" line.
My ring slid down into my throat and playing a dangerous game between my trachea and esophagus. And it chose my trachea. I sat up rapidly and coughed to clear it from my windpipe.
It only moved enough to clear out of my trachea. But the ring was still sitting in the back of my throat.
So when I reflexively swallowed the ring travelled down my esophagus and ended up nestling itself deep in my stomach.
Immediately I realized my fuck up. Which was reiterated by the doctor at the hospital. "Don't put anything in your mouth that you don't intend on consuming." Thanks doc.
Well now I have to poop sift.
And tell my wife.
Marriage is indeed a hard pill to swallow.
TL;DR I swallowed my wedding ring and still haven't told my wife.
Edit: I posted a comment down below with a link to the X-ray.
Edit 2: For all who are interested. I have not told my wife yet. She is out of town. Will update when I tell her.
Edit 3: For clarity.