Hello Isabel! I should be able to help you out with this situation.
When you try this website:
It just asks for your email account. Did you link your gmail account with any other email account?
This link here: https://www.google.com/accounts/recovery?hl=en&ard=AHwGkRkNV2vjjbLPT8wC32-LYh72rSmnqWanhC9gs0Ej85vqOymivZVXVFCYba-VusPwx8fITSTMkWw3ZnEKo26jJr8URO9TKRdM-Aqck7BQo9_IMrmq3qKX5KJRC1jk_wMZErYI3116vqN5SzA4G61vEjRZBoLzhA&fpOnly=1
Says that it can recover your account without using a SMS message. I hope this helps!
hi Jacob thank you for getting back to me. I will try the links you have sent. Do I have to type everything that you have sent? As I have already tried all the Google recovery links to no avail before I even contacted you. I just don't understand all the jargon and symbols. So stressed out by this. Isabel.