Hi all ...
So it's exactly 2 weeks before my surgery and I'm getting a bit nervous. I woke up this morning and shouted out, "2 more weeks of this crappy medication and then I'm cured!", I found myself talking to my wife's pregnant belly "Your daddy's gonna be just fine ...
" (with a smile)
To be honest, the faster the date approaches, the more scared I get, but I put a smile on for my wife and mom.
I know it's for the best and everyone keeps telling me that this is the best decision for the future, which I know .. but I guess it's understandable to be a little freaked out?
So ... as far as medications are concerned, I'm on Lialda, Azathioprene, 30 mg of prednisone (tapering) and the enemas. The surgeon mentioned that sometimes they increase the dose of prednisone prior to the surgery? if so, how much and when does this happen? Do I do this when I have my appointment with the pre-op nurse? Does this even sound right?
Finally, as far as the other medications, do I stop these right away before the surgery or after or do I ween myself off all the meds?
Sorry ... so many questions!!!
Getting a little jittery now ...
Post Edited (uc-kp) : 3/23/2009 3:43:54 PM (GMT-6)