There seems to be so many different pre-op experiences! For my daughter, there is no pre-op "appointment," just a phone consultation. We received the bowel prep and antibiotic prescript
ions in the mail ( erythromycin and neomycin to be taken the day before surgery). And regarding the prednisone, she is not on prednisone currently, but will be put on a low dose (15 mg) the day of surgery, and then tapered after she recovers.........there is a possibility of adrenal shock after surgery if the patient had been on prednisone in the three months prior to surgery. Taking a continuing low dose will hopefully prevent the adrenal shock from happening. Best of luck to you with your surgery, Christine, please keep us posted!!
mom of 14 yr old daughter with UC, dx 12/07
tacrilimus, 6mp, asacol, colozal, remicade
prednisone 12/07-4/09, finally able to taper after lots of ups & downs!
The Maker's Diet was helpful but not a cure, now on a gluten-free diet
Currently on sulfasalazine 1x2, iron, vit d3, folic acid, florastor, mucosaheal, wild oregano oil cycling on and off