Robin Roberts Doing Well Following Bone Marrow Transplant

September 21, 2012 01:42:20 GMT

The 'Good Morning America' host thanks for all the love she receives during the difficult journey of fighting myelodysplastic syndrome.

Robin Roberts Doing Well Following Bone Marrow Transplant
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Robin Roberts posts a video message from hospital after undergoing bone marrow transplant following her myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) diagnosis. She lets her fans know that she's recuperating well and thanks them for their outpouring support.

"This journey is as much about the mind as it is the body," Robin says. The "Good Morning America" host looks upbeat sitting on a hospital bed in a hoodie, sweatpants and a pink basketball cap while holding a cup of drink with a straw.

"Thoughts are so powerful," the 51-year-old TV anchor adds. "You've got to change the way you think in order to change the way you feel." She concludes her message, "And let me just say this lastly, I feel the love and I thank you for it. Thank you."

On Twitter, she posted, "JUST completed chemo. Today is day of rest - positive thoughts,words & deeds. How every day should be. Love YOU from bottom of my graeful (sic)." To Lady GaGa who wrote to her, "get well soon so we can sip wine out of teacups again," she replied, "Your timing's perfect, in final chemo now. Thinking of sipping wine w/you."

MDS formerly known as preleukemia is a rare blood disorder that affects the bone marrow as a result of the breast-cancer treatment Robin underwent years ago. She takes a break from "GMA" to undergo the transplant with her sister, Sally Ann Roberts, as a donor.

Before getting the transplant, Robin had a pre-treatment that included eight days of intense chemotherapy. The cancer survivor's doctor, Gail Roboz, said on "GMA" that she handled it quite well, "Medically speaking, she is doing fantastic."

"GMA" weather anchor Sam Champion, who came to a visit earlier this week, nodded, "She is in remarkable spirits." ABC News spokesman Jeffrey Schneider added, "Now, as expected, it is going to be a long waiting game, but we know Robin is going to beat this."

One thing that put Robin down was the fact that her mother Lucimarian Tolliver Roberts was not by her side. "I think she misses her mother," said Gail. The Roberts matriarch died one day after the host took her leave from "GMA" in late August.


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posted by Dee on Oct 21, 2012
I think of you often and I don't forget to pray for you because I think you have a son to raise so GOD knows what you have to do because sons need there mommies an you will be here for him I know you will. A friend in Bowie, maryland
posted by Honeybrownbutter on Oct 10, 2012
God is able to do all things. You have done the possible it is now up to Him to do the impossible. That is, to restore you to your former glory. My prayers are with you.
posted by Valerie on Oct 03, 2012
Hi Robin...I miss seeing you in the morning, because you are always such an inspiration. You are indeed a beautiful woman, inside and out. I hope you are getting better as each day passes.
posted by June Sutton on Oct 02, 2012
Hello Robin, words can not expressed how remarkable you are; I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing you on "GMA" for several years; however, sometime there are seasons of rest, and I feel this is your season; In your demeanor, it is very obvious that you have a strong spiritual foundation; I pray that you will continue to get better so that you can return back to GMA because you are a breath of "SUNSHINE: May God bless and restore you back to good health.
posted by lindalane on Oct 01, 2012
Love you Robin. Godspeed with your recovery. So many people love you. We miss your beautiful smile. You can do this. Fight!
posted by DiDi Covington on Sep 29, 2012
Robin, you are in my thoughts and prayers . What an inspiration you are to me and the world. I know God will keep you with us. We need and love you! Rest well. You are beautiful inside and out. 💗
posted by Anita on Sep 27, 2012
Robin, I miss seeing you on GMA each morning, but think of you everyday and know that you will get well quickly and get right back to the show and all your fans ASAP! You take care! See you again very soon! Anita
posted by Shawn K. on Sep 26, 2012
Dear Robin, You are such a strong and selfless person. I am inspired by you. I know God will deliver you from this. He is not finished with you here on earth. You are a living angelas is your brave sister.Best wishes to you both. I know you mom and dad are watching over you as well. Much Love to you.
posted by rosie2089 on Sep 26, 2012
Your smile lightens up the worl keep fighting as the world prays for you love you.
posted by Magdalene on Sep 26, 2012
May you continue to have beautiful thoughts as our Father continue to keep you in perfect peace. I know that you miss your mom as I lost my mom almost 2 years ago but just think of the paradise that they are experiencing. Looking forward to spending time with you again real soon. You are in my prayers.
posted by GENNY DUESTERBECK on Sep 24, 2012
posted by Carol on Sep 24, 2012
My prayers are with you Robin as you go through your journey. God always has a plan. You are a strong person & you will be just fine. You are always in my prayers.
posted by linda sweitz doane on Sep 21, 2012
Robin, you are a beautiful and inspiring woman. You have showed so much strength. May the lord keep you healthy. Im so sorry for the loss of your mother. God bless and keep winning this fight.

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