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Robin Roberts said there was a time after her bone marrow transplant where “I felt like I was dying.”

She made the admission to People magazine, which published some quotes from the interview on Wednesday. Roberts underwent the procedure to treat MDS, a rare blood and bone marrow disease, in September.

“I was in a coma-like state,” she said of the first few days after receiving the transplant. “I truly felt I was slipping away … then I kept hearing my name.”

The road to recovery has been grueling. After receiving draining rounds of chemotherapy before the transplant, a visibly weak Roberts told viewers from her hospital bed: “My body is so weak but not my mind. YOU give me the courage to keep going.”

It has been almost five months since the procedure, during which time her body responded positively. “It’s an amazing feeling, each day feeling stronger,” she told People.

To read on when she will rejoin “Good Morning America,” click here: huffingtonpost.com

Article Courtesy of The Huffington Post

Picture Courtesy of ABC and The Huffington Post

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