Robin Roberts overwhelmed and comforted by support

TV personality Robin Roberts arrives at the 84th Annual Academy Awards held at the Hollywood & Highland Center on Feb. 26, 2012 in Hollywood, Calif. Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Robin Roberts arrives at the 84th Annual Academy Awards held at the Hollywood & Highland Center on Feb. 26, 2012, in Hollywood, Calif.
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(CBS News) A day after Robin Roberts announced she has the rare blood and bone marrow disease, myelodysplastic syndrome, the TV host was back to work on ABC's "Good Morning America," where she thanked everyone for their support.

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Roberts, 51, said on Tuesday, "I slept like a baby last night for the first night since my diagnosis . . . My family and I are overwhelmed and comforted by the response from everyone. Thank you just doesn't begin to express our gratitude."

Roberts received a flurry of messages on Twitter. Here's a sampling:

Roberts also said she had a conversation Monday night with Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney. "It really has been very comforting," she added about the support.

The morning show host has already started chemotherapy pre-treatment, which will ready her for a bone marrow transplant, probably this fall. Her sister will be the donor. During that period, she will have to take some time off from work.


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