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Robin Roberts headed back to work

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Here's a bit of good news for a chilly Thursday morning. Robin Roberts is back at work, returning to the "Good Morning America" studio for a test run. She's been off work since a September bone marrow transplant, according to ABC.

Today's 5 a.m. visit was the first in a series of test runs her doctors signed off on, she told ABC.

"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," she told ABC. "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."

Roberts, a breast cancer survivor, had the bone marrow transplant to treat myelodysplastic syndrome, or MDS, a rare blood disease.

Roberts' fans are flocking to GMA's Facebook page to leave her supportive messages.

"Robin....I am sure you have heard every possiible positive message but I would like to add these words," one fan writes. "Your journey, your heart and your inspiration give hope to the hopeless and keep the light burning in the hearts of those who cannot see a way out of their own tunnels of despair. May you continue in your recovery and continue to bring sunshine into the lives of others. We miss your beautiful spirit.

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