It has been 6 six weeks since I had 10 coils placed in my right upper lobe. The surgery was without any problems and I was eating a sandwich and drinking a cup of coffee a few hours later and spent two nights in the hospital. I felt so good on my way home that we stopped for a bite to eat and I noticed I wasn't short of breath at all; well, that was because I was still on a high dose of prednisone (40mg) and as I did the drawdown on the prednisone I noticed more and more shortness of breath. I kept hoping it was only a matter of time before I would improve but so far I have not had a single improvement. Last week, I went for my first post treatment checkup. The Pulmonary tests showed zero improvements and I did even worse in the six minute walk by 100 feet than I did before the coils were inserted. The xray taken that day showed no changes. The coils were still in place but no shrinking of my lung has occurred yet. I am hoping it will just take time to see improvements but I am not sure where it stands because no one has contacted me about how to proceed at this point. I am hoping I am an exception and other patients in the trial see better results. As part of the trial I am supposed to have the coils placed in my left lung in January but I am not sure if I will proceed at this time.