Robin Roberts Back Home After Hospitalization, Bone Marrow Transplant

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By Emma Koonse, Christian Post Reporter
October 12, 2012|3:14 pm

30 days after entering the hospital for a bone marrow transplant, Robin Roberts has returned home on Thursday.

The "Good Morning America" (GMA) host is celebrating her victory against myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a rare blood disorder that is also known as pre-leukemia.

"Home Sweet Home. That has never had quite so much meaning before," wrote the news anchor on her blog Thursday. The post also included photos of Roberts leaving the hospital with a protective mask and gloves on and another of her relaxing at home.

Moreover, on Twitter, the 51-year-old posted: "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"

Roberts received the actual bone marrow transplant just 21 days ago. Her sister, Sally-Ann, donated the marrow.

"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," Roberts added to her blog.

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While she is positive and hopeful, Roberts noted that her battle is not yet over.

"Far from it," wrote the beloved reporter. "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 on the "GMA" blog.

Reassuring her legions of fans, Roberts promised that she would return to "GMA" as soon as she is "given the all clear," but that for now sleeping in her own bed is enough victory.

"My doctors will be monitoring me closely and I will still be at the hospital regularly to make sure we're on the tight track," Roberts wrote. "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."

Lastly, Roberts' post included a proverb that is helping her recover.

"I am fond of saying, 'This Too Shall Pass,'" wrote the new anchor. "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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