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Robin Roberts Home From the Hospital After Bone Marrow Transplant

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Robin Roberts is counting her blessings.

After spending a month in a New York hospital for a bone marrow transplant, the Good Morning America co-anchor has finally been released and is now home.

"There's no place like home," she tweeted this morning. "After 30 days in the hospital I'm home. Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Thank YOU and bless YOU. XO."

The 51-year-old Roberts underwent the procedure on Sept. 20 to treat a rare blood disorder, myelodysplastic syndrome, after enduring eight days of chemotherapy to prepare her body to accept donor cells from her sister, Sally-Ann.

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Once the transplant was done, the morning show cohost spent much of her recovery in isolation to help her fend off infection, so that her body accepts the new cells, and to lower the risk of complications.

During that period, she passed the time mainly listening to music, including one of her favorite groups, the Temptations, and being tended to by family members.

Roberts says she feels like she got a new lease on life and expressed gratitude for all the support she's gotten.

Robin Roberts: "Doctors are pleased with my progress" after bone marrow transplant

"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," she wrote on her GMA blog today. "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."

Welcome back, Robin!

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