"Good Morning America" may be lining up guest hosts like Ann Romney and potentially Michelle Obama, but the best news this week from the daytime staple is the recovery of regular host Robin Roberts.
On the morning show's website, Roberts updated fans on her recovery, which looks to be promising. "Today is what I like to call 'Thankful Thursday, aka Friday Eve,'" Roberts writes. "I have been in the hospital 25 days now. My bone marrow transplant took place exactly two weeks ago. The only numbers that matter are my blood counts and they are... GREAT!"
Roberts' health status has been an issue since 2007, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Five years after successfully fighting through The Big C, Roberts announced in June that she had been diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a disease in which one's bone marrow is unable to make enough healthy blood cells. She has been on medical leave from GMA since September in order to receive a bone marrow transplant from sister Sally-Ann.
Despite these health setbacks, Roberts remains optimistic. "My doctors and rock star nurses are very pleased with my progress and I could not be more thankful for the excellent care I am receiving," she says. "I have had some extremely painful days and it's still difficult for me to eat because of all the chemo."
Roberts continued, "I am hopeful that I MAY be well enough to continue my recovery at home next week and my sisters plan to come back to NYC for that milestone in my journey. I truly FEEL and thank you for your love, prayers and good wishes. And I return it to you tenfold."
Best of luck to Roberts in her recovery!