Anthony, ive gone through many of the same problems your going through.but i will cut to the short of it. after a ton of testing. i got put on nexium after having my throat streched twice. it gave me diarria i had an out patient surery two weeks after i stopped taking nexium. my bowels never woke after, i almost died from the bile that leaked into my abdomin. i had two big holes the size of salad plates on either side of my belly button. i ended up living with surgical vaccume system hooked into the gaping hole, where there was once a belly button. and both packed with gauze every other day it had to be cleand and flushed for over a year. four months later the hernia came and i looked nine months pregnant and had a huge infection.
i am doing pretty good considering!! all that...
the above happened during 2010 and 2011.
now im having some of the same rib pain and gurgling you have. ive also done alot of research and i have a good team of doctors ( not so in the past). the chance of getting bone cancer can get anyone but i had Breast Cancer in 2005 ( im a survivor!) just a suggestion but you might want to have a bone scan for that rib its a tricky area of our bodies. good luck you... survivor!!!!!!!