She's Back!

September 16, 2011 Updated Nov 8, 2013 at 8:51 PM EDT

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September 16, 2011 Updated Nov 8, 2013 at 8:51 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY ( Linda Pellegrino's Blog ) She's back!

( AM/Buffalo host Linda Pellegrino welcomed former Buffalo Bills coach Marv Levy with his new book Monday at 10am. Linda is back on the air after her latest battle with cancer. Read more in Linda's blog )

I warn you now, I have a different look, but my docs tell me I should do what I want, and that is to get back to AM BUFFALO !

My hair is returning, but expect a new color. My voice is a bit higher pitched, but I've been assured that it's only temporary, a result of my thyroid surgery. I'm a bit smaller too..but that is a plus!

I want to thank everyone who filled in for me in my absence. Stephanie, Jon, John and everyone behind the scenes who took on extra assignments.

My boss Bill Ransom has made this easier on me than he'll ever know.

And did you hear about my first guest on Monday?? The marvelous Marv Levy! We'll announce where he's signing his book--it will make a great holiday gift, especially if the Bills keep playing like they did in their opener.

Can't wait for the Sabs to drop the puck as well! It seems we have a lot to celebrate and look forward to when I get back.

ABC is rolling out their fall lineup and that means lots of celebrity interviews. I hear Dana Delaney is my first one, but get ready for Felicity Huffman from "Desperate Housewives" and this season's participants from "Dancing with the Stars".

One health note..although my docs say I'm good to go, I will have one more week of treatment in October. It's a radioactive treatment for any remaining thyroid cancer cells my surgery didn't get. It's just a week, then that is it..other than yearly checkups.

So as you can see..my mammogram was a real life saver for me, and it can be for you too. Remember September is breast cancer awareness month, so let's get those tests ! Thanks for all the nice cards and notes of encouragement everyone..Western New York is an awesome place to live..and I mean live!!

See ya Monday, xxme