I got a notice in the mail today from ARMC saying not only has approval been given for the procedure but it's already been scheduled for the 27th of this month. I have to call early next week to set up the pre-op appointment. I'm a bit surprised by this. I figured with bureaucracy being what it is I wouldn't hear anything until April at the earliest and another 2-3 months for the surgery to be scheduled. Never-the-less, cool.