Robin Roberts is home from the hospital, being released Wednesday after a month-long stay while she received a bone marrow transplant.
Roberts had received the transplant three weeks ago to treat a rare blood and bone marrow disorder that doctors had diagnosed her with. She took leave of her post on Good Morning America, and during her absence the on-air team kept viewers informed of her progress, The Huffington Post noted.
Good Morning America broadcast a short video message from Robin Roberts, and colleagues who visited her at the hospital shared their experiences with viewers. Roberts herself told viewers that her body responded well to the bone marrow transplant, which came from her sister Sally-Ann.
Her doctor also appeared on Good Morning America on Thursday to share more news of Roberts’ delicate recovery process. Though the transplant itself was a success, she will still have to wear a protective mask to guard against infection as her immune system has been weakened throughout the ordeal.
Roberts reached out to fans Thursday morning, sending a message on Twitter to let them know that she had finally returned home after her medical ordeal.
There’s no place like home. After 30 days in the hospital I’m home. Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Thank YOU and bless YOU. XO
— Robin Roberts (@RobinRoberts) October 11, 2012
The Good Morning America co-host expressed optimism about the next phase of her recovery.
“Home Sweet Home. That has never had quite so much meaning before,” Robin Roberts wrote on her blog. “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.”