Robin Roberts has been released from the hospital after undergoing a bone marrow transplant to treat myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS).
The Good Morning America anchor spent exactly one month in the hospital before heading home on Wednesday afternoon. “There’s no place like home,” she tweeted early this morning. “After 30 days in the hospital I’m home. Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Thank YOU and bless YOU. XO”
Roberts also posted an entry on ABC News, thanking her sisters for their support. “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. 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 went on to say that she will not return to GMA until she feels 100 percent better. “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.
Finally, Roberts expressed her gratitude for the support of her fans. “I know it is your prayers and warm thoughts that have gotten me this far. I truly feel them each and every day. I humbly ask that you please continue to send them until you see me back at the GMA anchor desk and I promise to send them right back at ya.”
The blog entry included a video chronicling Roberts’ triumphant homecoming. The clip was seen on GMA this morning as well.
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