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    Robin Roberts Talks Bone Marrow Transplant: "I Felt Like I Was Dying"

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    Shortly after undergoing a bone marrow transplant last September, there was a moment there when Robin Roberts didn't think she was going to make it.

    In an interview with People, the Good Morning America co-host opened up for the first time about just how horrible she felt during her initial recovery from treatment for myelodysplastic syndrome, a rare blood disorder, admitting there was a point "where I felt like I was dying."

    Roberts, 52, said the infusion of her sister's bone marrow—while it was eventually a success—made her extremely sick in the early going before the cells were eventually accepted by her body.

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    "I couldn't eat or drink," the veteran journalist told the magazine. "I couldn't even get out of bed."

    Roberts revealed that often times she was barely conscious.

    "I was in a coma-like state. I truly felt I was slipping away…then I kept hearing my name," she added.

    Robin Roberts returning to GMA Feb. 20

    After five months convalescing and fending off potential complications, Robin now says she's finally feeling back to normal.

    "It's an amazing feeling, each day feeling stronger," she said.

    Following a "dry run" at work in January, Roberts announced last week that she will return to GMA officially on Feb. 20.

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