I hate the tapering process. I am going through that also. I am down to 15mg. Think of it this way... no more pred after you finish this taper. No more medications for UC.....
Try to focus on getting your hospital goodies together. Try to enjoy the days before surgery and getting your house in order.
My suggestions for home:
Get a heating pad- your back might very well hurt post op and it also helps with the gas pains
Get bottled water and ice pops for home. These helped me to keep hydrated.
Baby wipes to clean the inside of the ostomy bag
Water bottle to rinse out bag when you empty
These are just some things that I have learned in the past two weeks since my surgery.
Pancolitis, DX October 06
Lexapro, Synthroid, Protonix,
Tapering prednisone from 40 mg
Surgery March 13th- Total Colectomy
Jpouch surgery to be done in 3 steps