As I expected, I did not hear from my oncologist today - which is great news, because it means that the soreness in that rib is not new mets and I don't have any progression.
So my cancer is still minimal and stable. Yay!
This doesn't explain why I have sore spots on my bones. I tried to find out by searching for "tender ribs" in google; I got lots of recipes for making yummy ribs, if I wanted to eat them, which I don't. Figuring out the right search term is a job in itself :)
Ian thinks that I'm a hypochondriac because I look up my symptoms on the internet. Who doesn't do that? I do try not to let myself get all worked up about what I read, because it's a waste of time doing that. In the past I definitely used to get worried about whatever I'd read but I'm more relaxed now. Maybe studying The Power of Now is actually doing me some good.