I suffer from a chronic neurological condition. It's stable and I am treated about once a year, which leaves me well functioning for about 10 months of the year. When I first got sick about 4 years ago I was bedridden for 13 months and it was a very, very hard diagnosis to make. I saw over 30 doctors, had 10 MRIs, 5 CTs, and tons of other tests that were terrible. I finally found a doctor who diagnosed and treats me and I am doing pretty well. Here is my question- do I include this on my personal statement? The current incarnation of my PS has it included, along with a few brief statements about my experience as a patient, insurance problems, knowing what it feels like to be shuffled from one doctor to another and not know what's going on. My advisor tells me to keep it in. Some other folks in my life tell me not to. Thoughts?