Robin Roberts is getting stronger and stronger after the bone marrow transplant she had to have, even if she did have about a week's worth of a setback.
You see, she just had to spend multiple days back in the hospital because of a latent virus that many people have and are able to fight off very easily (that's so bonkers to think about!). The only difference is that her immune system had been reset — and is only 59 days old.
After about a week back in the hospital, I returned home Friday night. A latent virus, many of us have, was not responding to medication and was pulling down my numbers. Our immune systems usually take care of a virus like this … but mine is only 59 days old. Physically I felt fine but being back in the hospital took an emotional toll on me. The wonderful doctors, nurses and support staff lifted my spirits. It was comforting seeing them again. They assured me the majority of BMT patients have to be re-admitted to the hospital for various reasons. I decided to look at my brief stay as a "tune up" … and then I would be back on the road to recovery. By the grace of God, I am! The virus is under control and my numbers are going back up. My sister, Sally-Ann, flew to NYC to be with me. Before I was discharged on Friday she interviewed me. Her station in New Orleans, WWL-TV, has done an incredible job bringing attention to the need for donors like my big sis. "GMA" will show a portion of the interview Tuesday morning. I've been moved to tears by my "GMA" family's (and YOUR) genuine support, concern and love. Have a blessed Sunday. XO
So glad things are back on track, Robin!
We're ready for you to be 100% again… and to grace our tv every morning! We miss you!
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