Y&R's Jeanne Cooper (Katherine), who recently took a short leave for medical reasons from the role she's been playing for 38 years (Michael Learned, ex-Shirley, GH, is filling in) is feeling better. Cooper recently posted on her Facebook page: "Hello there, I am back. As most of you know I have been under the weather for quite some time now. But the good news is that I will be going back to work next week. Boy I did get hit hard with a nasty bug! Thank you all for your well wishes. They mean so very much to me. Much, much love, Jeanne." Look for Cooper to first air again on December 23.