Well, I'm happy to report it's all over now!
I was shaking like a leaf when they took me back and crying too! I'm such a baby. They told me to put on a gown (over my clothes) and the nurse started an IV saline drip.
A few minutes later, they rolled me into the procedure room and put an oxygen cannula on my nose. They told me to roll on my side and the tech put a mouth guard in my mouth -- that is the last thing I remember.
Next thing I knew, they were waking me up. ALL DONE, THANK GOD! It only took me a few minutes took wake up -- they said I was smiling when I woke up but I don't even remember that.
After a few minutes, they told me to sit up and then slowly stand up. I was fine. A little wobbly, but fine. I was feeling great (probably lasting effects from the sedative).
My doctor met my mom and I in a separate waiting room to go over the results. He said that I had some redness and irritation but nothing serious. AGAIN THANK GOD! He took some biopsies just as a precautionary measure. He assured me that he does this for all endoscopies.
I'm still feeling a bit woozy, but not bad at all. I do have some stomach discomfort -- a kind of gassy feeling. This is probably from the air that gets pumped into your stomach during the procedure. I'm also a little sore; which is probably from the biopsies, otherwise everything is A-OK! Thanks for all your positive posts. I am grateful for the forum and glad to post this for others who may be facing this procedure in the future!
Hugs to all!