The doctor tells me the pain is almost certainly gas, because I have no other symptoms. He mentioned that my rib cage was longer than average (who knew?), they had to work around it and might have bruised the ribs — also, that they did do a suture to prevent a hernia and that could contribute to the muscle pain.
So I have a plethora of reasons for why I’m not imagining things.
He also said as long as I could turn my head around to check traffic without the pain, and I wasn’t taking the Percocet, I could drive again. Woo hoo!
P.S. But I’m getting a cold. Sniff!