Robin Roberts: I'll Return to 'GMA' in "Weeks, Not Months"

After taking medical leave, the news anchor is almost ready to return to her post on the morning show

After taking a leave of absence from Good Morning America in September to undergo a bone marrow transplant to treat her Myelodysplasic Syndrome, Robin Roberts announced today that she's going to be returning to the morning talk show very soon.

"We're talking now a matter of weeks, not months," Roberts told her peers on Good Morning America on Jan. 14, hinting she might be able to be back in the studio by February. "I'm coming home."

 

 

To help with her return, Roberts has started getting back into the swing of things by waking up at GMA-time: 4 a.m. Next week, her doctors are having her do a "dry run" of heading into the Good Morning America studio and get ready for the show to see how her body responds to it.

"I haven't been live on television since August," she said. "My heart is beating so fast right now, but it means that I am alive. I am so grateful to be as inspired as I am. I can't wait 'til I get back."

It's clear that Roberts is thrilled to be so close to returning to work. She looks like she's gained some weight, and she had a huge smile on her face while talking to her fellow hosts. She also seemed to be in incredibly high spirits, and it's hard to resist her optimism.

"I'm so happy to be sharing this news with everybody," Roberts says in the interview. "I met with my doctors last week. My blood counts continue to improve. My beloved sister Sally Ann, my donor, her cells continue to make themselves at home in my body, and the big news is that my last bone marrow aspiration -- by the way, ouch, I've lost count of how many I've had -- but the last bone marrow test showed no abnormalities -- praise God. What all this means is, doctors were waiting for this information so that I can begin the process of returning to the anchor chair."

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