Thank you so much for the detailed response! I have a small stuffed sloth that I might try to bring to the follow up appointment with me. They're going to retry the scope in 2 weeks. I've never had any cognitive therapy and I won't have time to even meet with a therapist before the next appointment.
They did use a bunch of the numbing spray and I definitely had it all go the right direction. My throat was numb for quite some time after I left the office.
I'm hoping the next visit goes better so I don't have to get booked for a surgery to do the scope.