All those well wishes paid off.
Just days after undergoing a double lumpectomy, during which she also had some lymph nodes removed for biopsy, Giuliana Rancic is back in the house! She returned to work Monday morning and will resume her anchor duties on E! News Monday night.
"I'm so thrilled to get back to work and return to my E! family today," Giuliana told E! News. "I still have a long road ahead, but thanks to everyone's overwhelming love, support and prayers, it will be an easier journey."
She also had a special message for all the fans who offered up support.
More Entertainment stories
Autistic ballerina dances her way into hearts
In a popular YouTube video, the beaming little ballerina dances an entire four-minute routine seemingly perfectly, matchin...
- Every on-screen drink in 'Mad Men' in 5 minutes
- See the 'Dancing' stars' most memorable moves
- Emmy's biggest snubs? Cranston, Hamm, more
- 'Toy Story' toys burn up in prank on mom
- Autistic ballerina dances her way into hearts
"The E! viewers have helped me to get through this and stay strong more than they will ever know and I will be eternally grateful to them for their love," she said.
The Fashion Police cohost went public with her breast cancer diagnosis on Oct. 17. She underwent the surgery late last week, and, according to husband Bill Rancic, was placed on bed rest while she recuperated.
So what's next for everyone's favorite entertainment maven?
Bill said that his missus is expected to start radiation in about a month, "after she heals and has her strength back."
"She pulled through it and was kind of relieved to get it over with and get the cancer out and is doing well at home," Bill said.
"She's a fighter and will come back stronger and better than before."
Prior to her surgery, Giuliana told her E! News tag-team partner Ryan Seacrest the same thing, noting that "I feel like such a heavy weight has been lifted off my shoulders."
The vast and wide-ranging support she received from all corners of Hollywood (and beyond) no doubt helped in her recovery.
Her official return to the airwaves happens tonight on E! News at 7 p.m. ET/PT. Couldn't be happier to have you back, Giuliana!
© 2012 E! Entertainment Television, Inc. All Rights Reserved.