Morning lovely people. I have had hashis for over 20 years now, and in the last year have also developed erosive oral lichen planus.
I saw an oral surgeon last week who didn't exactly have the best bedside manner, took one look in my mouth and said "yes that's really bad, we will need to take a biopsy from both sides of your mouth". She then rattled through the list of possible risks and made me sign a form to say I consented to having it done.
Although I'm not usually a worrier and am quite used to managing my health, I have always been quite scared of the dentist and have found myself feeling really anxious about this. I know in reality it's not a big procedure, and that the list of risks she read out are extremely unlikely. I'm not really worried about what the biopsy will show, as I'm pretty sure it is lichen planus.
I'd really like to hear from anyone else who has had to have this done, and what to expect. So far I've avoided too much googling about it because there's always someone on the internet with a horror story!
Thanks in advance.