After surgery you will be observed closely, you can eat and drink once you are fully awake. You will have an X ray to check the lungs. You may have a sore throat but should not have pain after this. It is normal to feel tired for a number of days afterwards. You can start your normal activities once you go home. Please arrange for a responsible adult to come and pick you up from the hospital and take you home by car or taxi.
You may start to feel relief as soon as the very next day, but it may take a few weeks for you to feel benefit. Some people do not feel as much benefit as expected; research is ongoing to work out who will get the most benefit with coils.
During recovery, you may have extra coughing or flare ups of your emphysema, this is normal and usually resolves within about 30 days. If a flare up is severe or you are worried seek medical attention quickly.
Your breathing and walking tests will be repeated after treatment.