Robin Roberts came back to “Good Morning America” today after taking some much needed time off prior to her medical leave.
Recently, the Good Morning America broadcaster was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic syndrome or MDS, which is a cluster of diseases that affect the blood and bone marrow.
At the end of July, the 51-year-old television broadcaster announced that she would be taking some time off because she was “not feeling too well.”
During this stint off she kept up her pre-treatment for a bone marrow transplant. She had a PICC line removed from her arm, and earlier his month she reported that all of her blood counts were up. She even felt well enough to travel to Italy to celebrate a friend’s birthday, and go sight seeing.
“My needle was past E when I left here a couple of weeks ago, but I’ve got a full tank, so watch out,” she stated to viewers on Monday.
In a few weeks, Roberts will undergo transplant surgery from her sister, Sally-Ann Roberts, who is an almost exact perfect match for bone marrow, at which time Robin will go on an even longer medical leave.