So for me, the only possible answer is "Yes. Because I am."
I am disabled. Just as I am human. And brown haired. And English. And several hundred other descriptors covering everything from character to skills, from looks to likes and dislikes.
'People with disabilities'/'disabled people' demonstrate the same range of characteristics as 'humans' - the good, the bad and the ugly. Disability says nothing about these other characteristics. I don't shy away from using the descriptor 'human', so I don't shy away from the descriptor 'disabled' either.
If you do have a disability/condition that affects how you do things on a daily basis, and you find that your initial reaction is to say 'no, I don't see myself as disabled' - or to say how glad you are that friends helped you realise that using an aid/adaptation doesn't mean you're disabled...
Every time someone who has a disability says
"I don't see myself as disabled",I don't hear
"I am not pitiable, I am a valuable member of the human race."Which I suspect is what they might be trying to communicate.
Instead I hear
"I agree that disability is shameful and pitiable. People who are disabled can't be talented, funny, individual, intelligent, or valuable members of society. So I am carefully distancing myself from the really negative and shameful people who are disabled."True, the process of becoming disabled is often traumatic - and adjusting to new limits is challenging and can take time and tears - but take courage, 'different' can still be awesome.
My advice would be: try not hide from your disability in case it is viewed negatively, instead learn the skills to get on with your life, secure in the knowledge that 'disabled' is only one small practical descriptor in the marvelously unique bundle of characteristics that is you.