Robin Roberts Returns Home From Hospital After 30 Days
First Published: October 11, 2012 10:50 AM EDT Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Robin Roberts is celebrating another victory following her bone marrow transplant in her battle against the rare blood disorder myelodysplastic syndrome(MDS).
“There’s no place like home. After 30 days in the hospital I’m home. Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Thank YOU and bless YOU. XO,” the 51-year-old “Good Morning America” anchor Tweeted on Thursday.
In her “GMA” blog, she thanked her sister who donated bone marrow to her.
“After exactly one month in the hospital dreaming of this day, I am finally home. My sisters Sally-Ann and Dorothy were here to help me make the transition. I’ll be adding that to the long list of things for which I am grateful. Least of all, my new and improved bone marrow thanks to Sally-Ann,” she wrote. “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.”
She is hopeful, but mindful of the road ahead.
“This doesn’t mean that my journey is over. Far from it. I am considered 21 days old. That’s how long it has been since my transplant. Remember when you brought your baby home for the first time? Your precious bundle didn’t leave the house much and you were careful that anyone who came in contact with your child was healthy,” she continued in her “GMA” blog. “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. I cannot thank my amazing medical team enough. I have a great deal of respect and admiration for how they treat all their patients with such passion and compassion.”
And Robin’s strength and outlook continues to improve little by little.
Adding,” Each day I get stronger and stronger. I am fond of saying, ‘This Too Shall Pass.’ And even in some dark moments, of which there are still a few, I now see that light at the end of the tunnel. This too really shall pass.”
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