Popular airline commentator and businessman Robert Pitcher is currently resting at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), following the amputation of the lower limb of his right leg.
The 77-year-old Pitcher, a diabetic, told Barbados TODAY doctors had to remove the leg, just below the knee, after the disease worsened.
The operation was done on Monday, about two weeks after he was admitted to hospital.
“I am lying on the bed without a right foot. They started by taking off two toes into three toes then unto below the knee,” said Pitcher.
However, the frequent flyer remains in high spirits, saying his current condition would not stop him from paying regular visits to the other islands in which he does business.
“Juliet [his wife] is just like me, we are two positive people and two strong believers in the faith that the Almighty does not put more on us than we are able to bear. And I will continue to function. As soon as they give me the okay that I can use a wheelchair to fly again I will be out of the island,” said Pitcher.