It is assumed that good absorption will be ~10%, so 5mg. Young virile males are thought to produce ~10mg/day. My expectation is that your TT and FT lab results could be less than you need. Transdermals also have the highest fT-->E2 potential. Sweating will reduce absorption.
You did not respond to your first post https://forums.t-nation.com/t/20-y-o-about-to-start-trt-self-managed/226790/4?u=ksman
Further discussion of your case should be in your other post to avoid fracturing you case.
If you had posted your requested oral body temperatures we could be discussing if your absorption might be impeded by low thyroid function as we often see.
Apply some gel to inner forearms and upper arms as the thin skin there absorbs better. Instructions do not say that because those are hug contact surfaces that can transfer to wife or kids. So be guided by that too.