Robin Roberts Health Update: 'Doing Great'
October 04, 2012
Robin Roberts gave a progress report on Thursday after her recent bone marrow transplant, excitedly telling fans that her body is reacting well to the surgery so far.
"Today is what I like to call Thankful Thursday, aka Friday Eve," Robin said in a message on her personal blog. "My bone marrow transplant took place exactly two weeks ago. The only numbers that matter are my blood counts and they are... GREAT! My sister Sally-Ann’s stem cells apparently feel right at home in my body -- an answer to so many prayers," she writes.
"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," reveals the star, who is currently on a leave of absence from her duties on Good Morning America. "I have had some extremely painful days and it's still difficult for me to eat because of all the chemo."
Roberts, 51, said she's continuing to learn about "true friendship and love" during her recovery. "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."
The GMA co-host underwent surgery on September 20 in an attempt to combat Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a rare blood disorder that she contracted after undergoing treatment for breast cancer.