Welcome to HealingWell, Lisa. Wow, you really did get the double whammy, didn't you? I'm really sorry to hear of your dual problems.
The main concerned with the UC is that if you're in a severe flare, you might be already weakened and losing blood. Those increase the risk of surgery, but usually can be managed with other medications and blood transfusions if needed.
Surgeons don't like to do any significant surgery if you're on Prednisone because it increases the chances of a postoperative infection and decreases your body's ability to fight it off.
I would say unless your UC flare has you bleeding really heavily and very weak, if the kidney surgery is urgent (sounds like it is to me), they'll most likely tell you to hold the Pred until at least 30 days after surgery. Good for you for checking with the urologist before proceding with the Prednisone!
Good luck, and do keep us posted. Know that there will be people here at HealingWell praying for you, you're part of the family now.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroid therapy.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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