Hi @Caringfriend2021, your name says it all, your friend is very lucky to have a friend like you.
My personal experience is that I have a chronic leukaemia and I was diagnosed 17 yrs ago at 53 yrs old and I am still here and my 70th birthday was my best birthday ever.
When I was diagnosed I came home and wrote my will and funeral music.
I am really glad that you have found us, a reputable site, and perhaps beware of searching the internet too much.
There is some useful information on the Blood Cancer \UK website and if you need to talk to someone you can contact the Support Services Team on 0808 2080 888 (Mondays: 10am-7pm, Tuesdays-Fridays: 10am-4pm, Saturday, Sundays and Bank Holidays: 10am-1pm) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
It is so hard being the friend of someone with blood cancer, I expect you have similar fears, thoughts and feelings as the patient, but you are powerless to make it better for them.
Personally I think all you can do is be there for your friend, keep communication open, ask them how they are and feeling, but don’t keep on and ask what can you do to help. Sometimes help with chores might help or a hot meal, but I would say just let them talk and don’t take their fears, thoughts and feelings away from them and my personal one is don’t say ’ oh, you do look better’ as you do not know how they are feeling inside.
We are here to support both of you, perhaps be kind to yourselves and have the odd treat.
Please let us know how you get on.