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hi! my name is lizzy. i'm a 21 year old cancer-killing culinary student in southern california!

i'm currently on a pursuit to regain fitness and health after chemotherapy, and to surround myself in things that make me happy. enjoy!

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Black Bean Quinoa Bowl with Cilantro Honey Lime Vinaigrette 


Greek Chicken Souvlaki and Rice Pilaf Plates with Marinated Veggies and Feta Tzatziki

Green Salad with Roasted Corn and Potato Wedges / Recipe 


Green Salad with Roasted Corn and Potato Wedges / Recipe 


Wildflower Reverie (by Jacky Parker Floral Art)


Wildflower Reverie (by Jacky Parker Floral Art)

Plum Radish Goa Cheese Salad


Harvested 17 cherry tomatoes today! Sharing the love by giving a couple to my neighbor!

What was the process of getting diagnosed with lymphoma like? I have an appointment in 2 weeks for a hard lymph node that I've had for 10 months and don't know what to expect. Did your doc send you to an oncologist before doing any tests? What tests did you get & did you get them immediately? Thanks so much.


hello - for me, i had a big cluster of semi-hard swollen lymph nodes on the side of my neck. the first test i had was a surgical biopsy where they cut into my neck and pulled out a single lymph node to test - it was a really easy and quick surgery. it wasn’t until they tested it to reveal that it was classic hodgkin’s lymphoma that my doctor referred me to an oncologist. shortly after that, my oncologist began the testing process to see what stage the lymphoma was at, which included a PET scan (easy peasy) and a bone marrow biopsy (not so easy peasy. if you can manage to be sedated or under anesthesia for that procedure, do it). once the stage was figured out, i did a few tests to make sure my body was fit for chemo, such as a heart ultrasound, respiratory tests, etc. all of the testing, aside from the bone marrow biopsy, was very easy.

oh, but my oncologist had me go through an egg-retrieval process so that i have frozen eggs on the offchance that chemo made me infertile. that included several shots i administered myself for about two weeks, then an egg-retrieval surgery that was fairly easy. i started chemo two days after that surgery, hah. 

if you do happen to have lymphoma, message me again when you find out, because i have so much advice and can refer you to some great websites for support and information. i hope it’s something else, but lymphoma is conquerable. <3 good luck

so my mom just called me and I answered with “what up mama i’m poopin” and after an extended moment of silence she replied with “oh hi lizzy… you’re on speaker with my friends…”

Tagged: #that'll be the last time my greeting contains my bathroom involvement #lol jk it definitely won't be