Robin Roberts leaves the hospital, on the way to recovery
Post–bone marrow transplant, Robin Roberts is on her way back to health and resting in her own home today after the hospital released her.
It's a very good morning for Good Morning America host Robin Roberts, who woke up in her own bed for the first time since undergoing a bone marrow transplant.
Roberts, who suffers from the rare blood disorder myelodysplastic syndrome, was released from the hospital on Wednesday.
"There's no place like home," she tweeted Thursday morning. "After 30 days in the hospital I'm home. Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Thank YOU and bless YOU. XO"
While the breast cancer survivor has won this battle, the war is not yet over.
"Far from it," she wrote on her blog for Good Morning America.
"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.
"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.
"Most of all, I know it is your prayers and warm thoughts that have gotten me this far. I truly feel them each and every day. I humbly ask that you please continue to send them until you see me back at the GMA anchor desk and I promise to send them right back at ya.
"Each day I get stronger and stronger. I am fond of saying, 'This Too Shall Pass.' And even in some dark moments, of which there are still a few, I now see that light at the end of the tunnel. This too really shall pass."
Roberts is not expected to head back to GMA until sometime in 2013.