Robin Roberts returns to 'Good Morning America' set for test run

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robin-roberts-returns-good-morning-america-dry-run.jpg Robin Roberts promised on Jan. 14 that her return to "Good Morning America" would be in a matter of "weeks, not months" and on Thursday (Jan. 24), she made good on that promise.

Granted, she's not going back on the air just yet. But Roberts was in the Times Square Studio of "GMA" for a behind-the-scenes test run starting at 5 a.m. Thursday morning, reports ABC.

"What a thrill to be back at ' GMA''s Times Square Studio this morning and see the best folks in the world, my ' GMA' family. I can't wait to get back to the anchor chair in a few weeks," says Roberts.

The dry runs are being conducted in order to see how her body handles the stress and stimulation. Roberts recently underwent a bone marrow transplant as part of treatment for Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), a rare blood disorder, which she was diagnosed with back in June.

"My doctors want me to see how many people I actually come in contact with.  How my body reacts to the stimulation, that's code word for stress, of being in the studio environment," explains Roberts. "My skin is very sensitive and so we have to see how it reacts to the studio lights. My vision is still a little blurry from the treatment. All of this is getting better day by day so that is the next step."

"She is doing wonderfully," says Dr. Gail Roboz, Roberts' oncologist. "There are many patients who at this point after a transplant are not at all having a conversation about going back to work, let alone the type of work that she does, so we are thrilled that she's doing so well."
Photo/Video credit: ABC