At the time of my surgery I was on prednisone, 6mp, levsin, levbid, asacol, and nortriptylene. The surgeon's only request was that I tapered off pred after the first surgery before he would do the second surgery. I also had sugery with one of the top surgeons in the country.
It's far more important to go into the surgery healthy so I am at a loss why you have been given those instructions? The idea is that surgery paitents are stable at the time of surgery. I urge you to either have another discussion with your surgeon or seek another consult with a different surgeon.
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