GMA anchor Robin Roberts back home after bone marrow surgery
Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – GMA anchor Robin Roberts has returned home Thursday after her bone marrow transplant in New York.
Roberts, upon coming home, posted on Twitter, “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”
She was on isolation while recovering from the bone marrow transplant procedure done September 20. Her sister, Sally-Ann, has donated cells in order to help save Roberts from a rare blood disorder, myelodysplastic syndrome, which the anchor was diagnosed with last June.
The 51-year-old Roberts spent her recovery in the hospital following doctors’ advice and listening to music. Her family was there to support her.
Although the transplant has been over and she’s going well in recovery, A thankful Roberts posted on her blog Thursday, “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. 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.”
Showing that she is not only strong but also an inspiration to others who are going through the same, Roberts shares, “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.”