NEW YORK - Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts will return to GMA tomorrow, February 20.
That's five months to the day since she underwent a bone marrow transplant to treat Myelodysplastic Syndrome or MDS, a rare blood disorder. Roberts received a bone marrow transplant from her sister, Sally-Ann, and has since been recovering at home.
Roberts told People Magazine, in a story published last week, about her difficult recovery.
She said there was a point after the transplant "where I felt like I was dying."
"I couldn't eat or drink," Roberts said. "I couldn’t even get out of bed."
Roberts said she was in a coma-like state.
"I truly felt I was slipping away … then I kept hearing my name," Roberts said.
Now, five months later, Roberts says she's finally beginning to feel like her old self again.
"It's an amazing feeling, each day feeling stronger," said Roberts.
Roberts has been going through dry runs on the GMA set and readjusting to her old surroundings.
Roberts will work a modified schedule until she is ready to return five days a week.
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