08/20/2012 10:17 am ET Updated Aug 20, 2012

Robin Roberts Returns To 'Good Morning America,' Updates Viewers On Treatment

Robin Roberts returned to "Good Morning America" on Monday after some time off ahead of her medical leave.

Roberts was recently diagnosed with MDS, a rare blood and bone marrow disorder. She announced at the end of July that she was taking time off because she was "not feeling too well."

While she was gone, she continued her pre-treatment for a bone marrow transplant. Her doctor removed the PICC line — a catheter used in chemotherapy — from her arm, and she reported earlier this month that all her blood counts were up. She also traveled to Italy to celebrate a friend's birthday, and took in all the sights.

“My needle was past E when I left here a couple of weeks ago, but I’ve got a full tank, so watch out," she told viewers on Monday. The show played the song "Reunited" to welcome her back, and the co-host shared photos of her vacation.

Roberts will undergo surgery for a transplant from her sister in a few weeks, at which time she will go on a longer medical leave.



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