Robin Roberts Goes Home After Transplant
October 11, 2012
Robin Roberts has been released from the hospital and is back home -- three weeks after receiving a bone marrow transplant.
"There's no place like home," the Good Morning America co-host tweeted Thursday morning after being released from the hospital Wednesday afternoon. "After 30 days in the hospital I'm home. Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Thank YOU and bless YOU. XO."
Roberts, 51, also updated fans on her personal blog. "Home Sweet Home. That has never had quite so much meaning before." She also thanked supporters while she was recovering and expressed gratitude to her sister Sally, who provided the bone marrow for the transplant. "My doctors tell me her cells are making themselves right at home and with the grace of God, I pray that they will continue to do so."
But she emphasized that her journey is far from over and she'll keep recovering at home until she is well enough to return to work. "So I will still be resting away from GMA until I'm given the all clear, but sleeping in my own bed again feels like a big victory. My doctors will be monitoring me closely and I will still be at the hospital regularly to make sure we’re on the right track."
Roberts began a medical leave of absence from Good Morning America on August 30 to prepare for the bone marrow transplant, which is intended to fend off the rare blood disorder Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), which she contracted after undergoing treatment for breast cancer.