Hello Terri. Something that I did not mention before was finding yourself a local support group. Online chatting is okay but I think you need to find some local trans friends to help you decide which way you should go.
Sorry for the late reply , it has been rather busy these past few months .
I won’t go to any local trans support groups . When I transitions 20 years ago I had to attend support group meetings for part of the program . Not a good experience for me . When you are very passable and really pretty , I was schon because of it and having all the males hit on me kinda freaked me out . After three meetings , that was enough for me and I never went back .
I found the help I needed and I can say I haven’t felt more beautiful or live then what I’m feeling now .