Yes, even after surgery you will have to taper off prednisone. And they give you higher doses during surgery so your body doesn't crash. Don't worry about this, your doctor knows what he is doing. Your taper post surgery will be easy and much quicker.
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