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'Good Morning America' co-host Robin Roberts doing 'great' after bone marrow transplant

Posted by on Oct. 5, 2012 at 12:03 PM
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Robin Roberts might have a whole slew of replacements lined up for her while she is taking medical leave from"Good Morning America," but the co-anchor wants us all to know that she's recovering well from the treatment that is keeping her away from her work.

The 51-year-old news anchor had abone marrow transplant two weeks ago to treat her myelodysplastic syndrome, a disease where one's bone marrow doesn't make enough healthy blood cells. Roberts took to "GMA's" website to tell fans she is recovering well from her surgery.

"Today is what I like to call 'Thankful Thursday, aka Friday Eve,'" Roberts writes. "I have been in the hospital 25 days now. My bone marrow transplant took place exactly two weeks ago. The only numbers that matter are my blood counts and they are... GREAT!"

Roberts received a bone marrow transplant from her sister, Sally-Ann, and she says the new cells "feel right at home in my body."

"My doctors and rock star nurses are very pleased with my progress and I could not be more thankful for the excellent care I am receiving," she says. "I have had some extremely painful days and it's still difficult for me to eat because of all the chemo."

Roberts adds, "I am hopeful that I MAY be well enough to continue my recovery at home next week and my sisters plan to come back to NYC for that milestone in my journey. I truly FEEL and thank you for your love, prayers and good wishes. And I return it to you tenfold."


by on Oct. 5, 2012 at 12:03 PM
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liz.1986
by on Oct. 5, 2012 at 3:20 PM
Glad she's doing well!
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PinkParadox
by Beautifully Broken on Oct. 5, 2012 at 3:58 PM


Quoting liz.1986:

Glad she's doing well!
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gmadiane
by on Oct. 5, 2012 at 4:52 PM

I love her and I am so glad she is going well

pigtail
by on Oct. 5, 2012 at 4:56 PM

I am so glad to hear she is doing well.

motherslove82
by Member on Oct. 5, 2012 at 4:58 PM

That's great. I'm glad she's doing well.

BeachMommy07
by on Oct. 5, 2012 at 10:51 PM

STrong strong woman. Losing her mother and all her health issues :(

A-WAHL
by on Oct. 5, 2012 at 10:54 PM

simple smileI am glad to hear that. I really like her.

sara_7106
by Platinum Member on Oct. 5, 2012 at 11:46 PM
Happy to hear that
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Jessica020410
by Jessica on Oct. 6, 2012 at 4:08 AM
Glad she's doing well!
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jbyrd898
by Jessica on Oct. 6, 2012 at 6:27 AM

that is good.

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