Robin Roberts hospitalized with virus
Posted November 19, 2012
Robin Roberts, in a Facebook note titled Home Sweet Home: Part II, has just finished up a week-long hospital stay.
The Good Morning America anchor never mentioned she was in the hospital until she shared that she "returned home Friday night."
She explains, "A latent virus, many of us have, was not responding to medication and was pulling down my numbers. Our immune systems usually take care of a virus like this ... but mine is only 59 days old. Physically I felt fine but being back in the hospital took an emotional toll on me."
Roberts says that the staff helped lift her spirits and assured her that "the majority" of bone marrow transplant patients have to be re-admitted for various reasons.
"I decided to look at my brief stay as a 'tuneup' ... and then I would be back on the road to recovery. By the grace of God, I am!"
Now, she says the virus is "under control and my numbers are going back up."
Her donor, sister Sally-Ann, flew to New York from New Orleans to be with Roberts. The two taped an interview for New Orleans station, WWL-TV. Roberts says GMA will show a portion of it on Tuesday.
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