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Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts might be back sooner than some expected. She made an appearance on the show this morning from her apartment to give an update on her health and surprised the other anchors by announcing that she could be back sometime next month.
“I’m coming home,” she told viewers. “We’re talking now a matter of weeks, not months.”
Roberts, who has received a bone marrow transplant to treat a rare blood disorder called myelodysplastic syndrome, said that after the latest tests, doctors found no abnormalities.
“What all of this means is my doctors were waiting for this information to tell me I can begin the process of returning to the anchor chair. I'm coming home,” she said, reports USA Today.
Roberts will have to get used to waking up at 4 a.m. and she will be visiting the studio next week for a “dry run.”
“My skin is very sensitive and so we have to see how it reacts to the studio lights. My vision is still a little blurry from the treatment,” she explained. “All of this is getting better day by day so that is the next step.”
After a week, her doctors will reevaluate her condition. “I should be back sometime in February. Now I have a date in mind that’s very personal and very important to me but I will ultimately listen to, of course, what my doctors say and, course, we have to remember we’re in the height of flu season. There’s a lot of factors still,” Roberts said.
Roberts, who also thanked her fans for their support, sounded eager to get back in front of the cameras as soon as possible. “I have a date in mind that's very personal and important to me, but I'll listen to what my doctors say,” she said.
On Twitter, she has given more updates, calling today “Miracle Monday,” adding, “No froggy slippers needed this morning. Wide awake and looking forward to seeing you soon on @GMA.”
You can watch her GMA appearance below: