Robin Roberts and Diane Sawyer by Ida Mae Astute/ABC
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was right by her side after her surgery to treat breast cancer. "I woke up in the recovery room with sweet Diane gently tugging on my big toe," Roberts said on
"I am incredibly grateful that my surgery went well Friday," says Roberts, who expects her final test results later this week. "The best medicine for me is to be at home surrounded by family and loved ones."
Her friend and
tells TV Guide that before her surgery, Roberts "took each one of us aside and told us about the diagnosis. It was very much like her to make sure we were not scared or worried. Much more time in that conversation was spent making sure I understood the situation and that I felt she would be alright!" -
Reporting by Ileane Rudolph