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The worst case of leukemia is death. It is important to open up honest communication both listening and sharing with your loved ones and other family members despite how difficult this may be. As a co-survivor try to allow your loved one as much autonomy as possible and treat them as you always did because even though they may have the disease, they are still your loved one.
Surviving through the treatment of leukemia is not an easy road, and after having finished treatment and begun recovery, now may be a good time assess how you feel emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. The treatment process may have changed you, and it may be difficult to go back to your normal life. By telling your story, you may be able to sort through your own feelings and help others forced to travel a similar road of survivorship.