‘Good Morning America’ anchor Robin Roberts reaches ‘major milestone,’ won’t be back on air until mid 2013

By Daniel S Levine,

Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts continues to keep her fans up to date on her recovery following a bone marrow transplant to treat myelodysplastic syndrome. She just reached the 100-day mark after the surgery and was reunited with her pooch KJ.

“Look who made it back for my 100 day celebration...KJ!!” she tweeted on Saturday with an adorable picture of herself with KJ. “We just keep staring at each..can't believe she's finally home.”

In another tweet Saturday, she wrote, “Every morning I mark the day post my bone marrow transplant. Today I reached a major milestone...Day 100! Blessings..XO.”

According to Zap2It, Roberts’ doctor, Dr. Gail Roboz, told GMA that the first 100 days are key. “We don't trust anything for the first 100 days. After that, we're happy,” she said.

“With cancer patients, we use five years as a benchmark to a cure. When someone has had a marrow transplant, we'll be watching her for life, to see if she's having symptoms,” Roboz explained.

Meanwhile, it is still not known when exactly she can return to work, but sources for TMZ say that she might not be back until June 2013 at the earliest. GMA executives actually hoped that she could be back as early as February, but her doctors believe that she should have five to six months of rest.

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