It's been a rocky few weeks for fans of "Good Morning America" co-anchor Robin Roberts. She's been on and off the show abruptly in anticipation of an upcoming bone marrow transplant. But she's always been good about keeping viewers informed about the latest developments in her battle with the blood disorder myelodysplastic syndrome.
On Thursday, she told Twitter followers that she was "Back home in NYC. Will rest a few days. Doctors orders to put on a lil weight...that's a first. Transplant now sched for next week. Onward."
Roberts had delayed her transplant a week in order to attend the funeral of her 88-year-old mother. Earlier this week, Roberts wrote a blog post on the show's website eulogizing her mother and discussing the delayed operation.
"Today I was supposed to be admitted to the hospital... instead I am here in Mississippi standing proudly with my family as we honor our beloved mother and celebrate her life," she wrote. "When I return to NYC and walk through those hospital doors next week momma will be right there with me."