Paul, thanks so much for your reply. I completely relate to what you wrote about emotions and the “twists and turns.” I wrote a couple of other replies, but they aren’t showing up, maybe because I included a link to the podcast? (hope that all three don’t appear at once!)
The suggestion of William Dodson was particularly helpful. I listened to the ADDitude podcast #150 with him today. He described my experience perfectly.
Best of luck with your upcoming appointment.