No problem with what you said. As it says, this part of the forum is for Introductions and New Members. Glad to have you with us and feel free to share your story.
You Profile page is also a place to record certain bits of information, but they are not interchangeable. For the entries in forums, a certain amount of give and take is expected. The Profile page is more of a repository for information. It will always be readily accessible and can be updated at any time. All regular threads will eventually get archived as time passes. They are not deleted, as I understand, but it does require searching in order to find them. On the other hand, the Profile page captures some basic information about you.
Asyou might expect, isolation is a big problem in the trans community. Is there a trans community, and if so, have you been able to make contact? I don’t know about the UK, but here in the US many LGBT organizations have been holding support groups and social gatherings on line. That can help take some of the sting out of distance and transportation issues.
If you would like to see if there are other members near you, click on Social in the menu and then Member Directory.