Thank you all for you support. TM has been fantastic. I took a brief step back because I used to read and posted for advice about problems that were the wrong focus i.e., what mouthpiece, range, how to do slurs. I guess it is a necessary phase awkward, like having to pass through being a teenager. I remember one piece advice I read on TM was given by Rowuk. There was a moment in my lesson were I had so much paralysis that my teacher said: "What you really need to do is purchase a church hymnal and play these simple tunes, as musically as possible." I will try to be more present to help others who are going through the same things now. I also understand TM advice and the experts in a much different way now.
I think that I am trying to find a litmus test question about the things I worry about: "Do you care more about playing music or the trumpet." If you love music first, the trumpet is only a means to an end and everything will take care of itself.
I am very thankful to the people I have come into contact here.