So, May is Asthma Awareness Month. Now, by virtue of the fact that some 8.4% of the population in my country have asthma, it’s almost impossible to be unaware of asthma. For this reason, I think an “awareness” month is rather unnecessary – everyone is aware of asthma. Asthma doesn’t need an awareness month.
What asthma needs is an education month.
For a disorder that is so damn common, there sure is a lot of misinformation out there. A lot. A lot a lot a lot.
So much so that on a several-times-a-day basis, I encounter comments and questions that are strange, offensive, ignorant and oftentimes just plain wrong.
So, for the past few months, I’ve been working on a series of posts that will be aimed at spreading good information, correcting bad information, and generally educating people about a disorder that I’ve had since infancy.
Welcome to my Asthma Education Month series.