Robin Roberts calls 'Good Morning America' for transplant update
It's always nice to head into the weekend with some good news, so we're happy to say Robin Roberts called Good Morning America on Thursday to tell the show and guest Oprah Winfrey she's doing much better after a bone marrow transplant for myelodysplastic syndrome.
"It's Day 35. Thirty five days ago, I had my bone marrow transplant. It is a journey," Roberts said on the phone, noting she's "incredibly blessed to be doing as well as I am. Some days I do feel like I am 35 days old and can't get my head off the pillow, but those days are becoming fewer and fewer."
Roberts said it's tough dealing with the disease in the public eye, but "it's a privilege to be a messenger." (Watch part of the interview below.) She also told Winfrey she's being sure to write every feeling and event down.
"I'm journaling; You'd be very proud of me, Oprah. Journaling a lot," Roberts said. "And just so appreciative of the outpouring. Not just for me but for everyone." It's been especially tough, because Robin took leave early so she could spend time with mom Lucimarian, who died Aug. 30 at age 88.
Roberts added she "can't wait to come back" to the show. Just be sure to invite the marrow donor -- her sister Sally.
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