Independence is a wonderful thing. The base ability to exist, survive, alone, singularly, without bothering or vexing another.
Certain necessities are seemingly automatic,
the ability to breathe, to intake food and water as needed. When these fundamentals are assaulted complete autonomy becomes vital to just continuing. Strength of will alone can overcome such radical challenges oft without invasive medical intervention.
Believe fully in your right to be, to exist, as part of the integral structure of realty.