Robin Roberts Bone Marrow Starts To Rebuild After Having A Transplant


Robin Roberts acceptable will be in a New York hospital for at atomic a ages as her cartilage bottom starts to clean afterwards accepting a displace Thursday, her doctor said.

Roberts, a co-anchor on "Good Morning America," had the displace Thursday morning, and there were no complications, her ancestors said.

"Everything went well," her sister, Dorothy Roberts McEwen said in a argument to the Sun Herald.

McEwen and her sister, Sally-Ann Roberts, were with Robin for the procedure.

In June, Roberts was diagnosed with MDS, myelodysplastic syndrome, a ache in which a person's

bone bottom doesn't aftermath abundant advantageous claret cells. She developed MDS as a aftereffect of ability chemotherapy for breast blight bristles years ago.

Dr. Gail Roboz, Roberts' doctor, was on "GMA" on Thursday and explained that Roberts' accustomed altered types of chemotherapy in alertness for the transplant, which took about an hour. It takes weeks, alike months, for cartilage bottom to rebuild, Roboz said.

"This is the alpha of the rebuilding phase," Roboz said on GMA. "Rebuilding is not immediate. It takes weeks to months. These beef accept to bathe around. There are millions of them actuality alloyed today into Robin. They accept to acquisition out area they demand to go, and they accept to clean her absolute blood-forming and allowed system."

Roberts, who grew up on the Coast, accustomed the cartilage bottom from Sally-Ann Roberts, who was a match.

Roboz said Roberts' break in the hospital will depend on how her anatomy adapts to the transplant, and doctors achievement to see accustomed claret counts afterwards 30 days.

"We achievement that we can stop acknowledging her with things through the IV because her systems are up and running, but it still doesn't beggarly she feels like Robin again," Roboz said.

"Good Morning America" played a video bulletin from Roberts' during Thursday morning's show.

"This adventure is as abundant about the apperception as it is the body," she said. "You've got to change the way you anticipate in adjustment to change the way you feel. And let me aloof say this lastly. I feel the love, and I acknowledge you for it."

Sally-Ann Roberts acquaint a bulletin on her Facebook folio on Thursday morning, adage that Sept. 20 is her sister's new birthday.

"They're affective on up!" she said of the cartilage marrow. "This is not a sprint. It's a marathon, and with God's grace, Robin will go the distance."

Robin Roberts was appointed to activate her medical leave Aug. 31, but she larboard a day aboriginal to be with her mother, Lucimarian Roberts, who died Aug. 30 at age 88. Robin Roberts delayed the alpha of her analysis to appear the burial in Bay St. Louis.

Roboz said while Roberts' has accustomed abundant abutment from her ancestors and bodies beyond the country, her mother's afterlife has fabricated it added difficult.

"I anticipate she misses her mom a lot, and I anticipate it's been absolutely adamantine to go through this," Roboz said. "She said (Wednesday) this is the aboriginal adamantine affair that she's had to go through after her mom. So I anticipate that's been a absolute challenge, but she is a trooper and angry through it and accomplishing very, actual well."

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