Looks like I have some good news and some bad news!
Good News: I have the metal removal appointment scheduled. :)
Bad News: It is for the second week in February. :(
There was just a few adjustments that had to be made to my wire and I now have this clear band on my upper braces under the wire. It has been an interesting day as my teeth hurt REALLY bad and I have barely been able to eat. It should be interesting over the next month as it is almost impossible to get food out of this clear thingy-ma-jig!
Oh well - There is a light at the end of the tunnel and I will be braces free about a week after I become four eyed free.