Photo Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Robin Roberts is coming home.
After spending 30 days in the hospital following her recent bone-marrow transplant on Sept. 20, the Good Morning America anchor has finally been released and is allowed to return to her house. Roberts, 51, wrote on her blog that her sisters Sally-Ann (the same sister who donated her marrow to Roberts) and Dorothy came to help take her home. She also took to her Twitter account to thank her fans for their support over the pastmonth.
"There's no place like home," she posted. "After 30 days in the hospital I'm home. Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Thank YOU and bless YOU. XO."
Roberts had to get the transfer because she has a rare disorder called mydelodysplastic syndrome, a disease where one's bone marrow doesn't make enough healthy blood cells. She believes she developed the illness while she was getting chemotherapy for breast cancer five years ago.
Now that she is through the woods, Roberts seems to have a positive outlook on life. She says she's staying at home until the doctors give her the okay to return to GMA, but until then she'll appreciate the time she has.
"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," Roberts wrote on her blog. "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."
She continued, "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."