That reminded me of Sig Hansen (Deadliest Catch), who also had a "widowmaker" heart attack and is still going out fishing on the Bering Sea, where rescue/medical help is often hours away(or longer, in a bad storm or up by Russia). It seems foolhardy, and, dare I say, egotistical. It is all well and good to be going out there "living your true life to the fullest", but the stress and agony you're putting your family through, as well as the potential rescuers/recovery team who are often risking their lives to try to save you, doesn't seem justified, at least to me.
I did love seeing the little fish offering to the grey jay. Good karma, Ray.