Tick Boot Camp

Episode 402: Overcoming Trauma - an interview with Caitlin Doody

1 month ago

Welcome to the Tick Boot Camp Podcast, where we aim to empower and uplift those affected by Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses. In this compelling episode, we are thrilled to have Caitlin Doody, a 37-year-old Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) from Fairfield County, CT, share her profound journey with Lyme disease. Alongside our special guest co-host, Claire Dalton, we dive deep into Caitlin's experiences, from her initial symptoms to her diagnosis, treatment, and life post-Lyme.

Episode Highlights:

  • Introduction to Caitlin Doody: Discover Caitlin's life before Lyme, her professional background as an APRN treating Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, and her aspirations towards earning a PhD.
  • The Onset of Lyme Disease: Caitlin recounts attending a wedding in a Lyme-endemic area and the subsequent appearance of symptoms that led her to self-diagnose Lyme disease after being dismissed by her primary care provider.
  • Diagnosis and Treatment: Caitlin shares her journey through the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease, including her self-diagnosis, the challenges she faced with healthcare providers, and the treatment regimen that followed.
  • Life After Lyme: Caitlin discusses the changes in her life post-treatment, highlighting how her battle with Lyme has made her stronger and more aware of tick-borne diseases. She emphasizes the importance of self-advocacy and trusting one's knowledge of their body.
  • Prevention and Advocacy: Learn about Caitlin's focus on prevention strategies and her efforts to protect families from tick diseases through education and her telemedicine clinic, offering prophylactic treatment for tick bites.
  • Caitlin's Advice: Caitlin offers invaluable advice for those currently battling Lyme disease and emphasizes the significance of finding a supportive medical provider. She also provides tips for preventing tick-borne diseases, underlining the importance of awareness and proactive measures.
  • Special Guest Co-host, Claire Dalton: Claire shares her insights and reflections on Caitlin's story, providing a unique perspective on the challenges and triumphs of living with Lyme disease.

Conclusion: Caitlin Doody's story is a testament to resilience, expertise, and the critical role of self-advocacy in navigating Lyme disease. Her journey offers hope, guidance, and inspiration to our community, reinforcing the belief that healing is possible and emphasizing the power of education and prevention in the fight against tick-borne illnesses.

Join us in this inspiring episode as Caitlin and Claire discuss the realities of Lyme disease, the importance of community, and the journey towards healing and empowerment.

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The goal of the Tick Boot Camp Podcast is to help people liberate themselves and others from suffering caused by Lyme disease through validation, community building, belief that healing is possible, and modeling success. Listen to our Tick Boot Camp podcast using all major podcast streaming services such as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts. Our podcast is also integrated with smart home devices, such as Amazon Alexa and Apple TV. Ask your device to "play the Tick Boot Camp Podcast!"