The Rerouted podcast was originally intended to follow the journey of Mandy Bates, a two-year rectal cancer survivor from symptoms to surgery and her new life with a permanent colostomy. Diagnosed at the age of 49, Mandy chose to forego chemotherapy against her doctor's wishes, but did receive radiation and life altering surgery in February of 2018. With the help of a nutritional coach and a naturopathic doctor, she got her mind and body as healthy as possible before having her internal plumbing rerouted. Ironically, the show and its mission have also been rerouted. With all that is going on in the world today, both in and out of the political arena, it is becoming evermore clear that life can be upended thus rerouting your path to places you never imagined. After the first four episodes, Mandy was faced with some dark moments coming to terms with hidden demons, fears and beliefs. And thanks to some amazing people, she knows she's not alone.
Episode 8 - Your Body, Your Choice
In this episode, Mandy revisits the reason she started this podcast in the first place, health. Bringing together her own health challenges and discussing their place in today's climate, it is discussion that everyone has an opinion about and she...
New Year's Eve - Hope Rerouted
It's time to say goodbye to 2020, a year like no other. In this episode, Mandy expresses her feelings and thoughts about all that has occurred in 2020 and what she wishes for everyone in the coming year.As always, please send any questions or comments...
Personal reasons for supporting one candidate over another in the Presidential election
Child Trafficking is a 36 Billion dollar industry and the United States is the top consumer and producer of child pornograpy. This episode describes how Mandy came to learn these unbelievable statistics.
Episode 4 - Siara Bates
On this episode of The Rerouted Podcast, Mandy spends some quality time with her daughter Siara. They talk about how it felt when Siara learned of her mom's rectal cancer diagnosis as well as what it means for her future. They also talk about the...
Episode 3 - Kathie Keleher Interview
Mandy talks with her friend and surgical technologist Kathie Keleher in depth about colonoscopies and colon cancer surgery.