Robin Roberts added a new post to her blog stating that she threw a little party at her apartment for her GMA family on Sunday and sounded strong, but by the time Monday came, she was very weak.
“The start of last week went well, but the daily chemo/treatment caught up to me by the weekend,” the Good Morning America wrote. “My body is so weak, but not my mind. YOU give me the courage to keep going.”
Roberts will soon undergo a bone marrow transplant to treat her rare blood disorder, myelodysplastic syndrome or MDS. “Wednesday is called a day of rest, yay, right! The transplant is scheduled for Thursday morning. Bless you and Onward,” she said.
The newscaster took extended medical leave starting Aug. 30, but she was struck with tragedy after losing her ailing 88-year-old mother, Lucimarian Tolliver Roberts, shortly after her departure. The surging ABC morning show hasn’t missed a beat since her exit, informing viewers of her status regularly. During the weeks starting Aug. 27 and Sept. 3 the ABC show won by more than 800,000 viewers.
Roberts endured chemotherapy this summer, and will have the transplant this week thanks to her sister, Sally-Ann, whose marrow was a perfect match.
To her fans, she’s been such a great example of staying positive in tough times.
Roberts’ doctor will appear on GMA this Thursday to explain what’s happening with the host and to give everyone the latest update.