Courtesy: ABC News Blog
No doubt about it: Robin Roberts is on the rebound.
Two weeks after undergoing her bone marrow transplant, the Good Morning America co-anchor says that while she still remains hospitalized as part of her ongoing recovery to help ward off infections, her doctors are giving her a thumbs-up so far.
"Today is what I like to call 'Thankful Thursday, aka Friday Eve.' I have been in the hospital 25 days now. My bone marrow transplant took place exactly two weeks ago. The only numbers that matter are my blood counts and they are... GREAT!" Roberts wrote in a blog post on GMA's website.
The 51-year-old cohost noted that the cells donated by her sister, Sally-Ann, to treat the rare blood disorder myelodysplastic syndrome "feel right at home in my body" and are "an answer to so many prayers."
"My doctors and rock star nurses are very pleased with my progress and I could not be more thankful for the excellent care I am receiving," she added. "I have had some extremely painful days and it's still difficult for me to eat because of all the chemo."
Before undergoing the procedure, Roberts endured several rounds of chemotherapy to prepare her body for the transplant, and her physicians have since been keeping her in isolation to lower the risk of complications and the chance of the cells not taking.
But Robin isn't alone.
Besides family members who have been by her side, friends, colleagues and fans have also sent their get-well wishes. And Roberts also revealed that her Good Morning America peeps San Champion and Josh Elliott recently stopped in to pay her a visit.
If all goes well, she hopes to be discharged within a week.
"I am hopeful that I MAY be well enough to continue my recovery at home next week and my sisters plan to come back to NYC for that milestone in my journey," she said. "I truly FEEL and thank you for your love, prayers and good wishes. And I return it to you tenfold."