It's best to go in to surgery in good health so if that means you have to increase your prednsione dose to maintain a good level of health than that is what you have to do. Talk with your GI about increasing your dosage and tapering down to the lowest level until your sugery. I had surgery while on 10mg and did fine.
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free