She has been in the hospital for 11 days already, eight of which were spent undergoing chemotherapy that is necessary to prepare for the transplant, People magazine reported.
Robin Roberts wrote in a tweet yesterday:
Just completed chemo. Today is day of rest - positive thoughts,words & deeds. How every day should be. Love You from bottom of my graeful ♥.
— Robin Roberts (@RobinRoberts) September 19, 2012
Myelodysplastic syndrome, formerly known as preleukemia, is a condition where the bone marrow does not produce enough healthy blood cells, according to the National Cancer Institute. Common treatments include medication and bone marrow transplant, like the one Roberts will undergo.
With a bone marrow transplant, the patient first undergoes chemotherapy so that the body's defective blood cells are destroyed,