In reference to the heart attack, it has been clinically proven that people with similar conditions as I are 98% likely to die from a heart attack. And that is a medical fact.
Throughout the year I have a 22% chance of having a seizure based on the maximum of 6 a year.
Or 11% based on 3.
So either way you are going to find me dead on a boat. Just when and where is the mystery that only you will know. Unless as I go to the light I get tangled in the rigging
- Argh that darn anchor
And to answer the comment about hiring a caretaker versus spouse/friend - if any one of them happens to be around to watch a person bug out in a seizure it will be the last time they are around.
Or so has been my experience.
I noticed one poster said his wife had seizures and I think that is awesome he is able to go through those times with her.
Everyone's comments are really amazing. They really are.
Oh, and the difference between sleep and seizure out is a big one!
When asleep you are still conscious; you can feel motion, hear sounds, etc. that your body or brain will respond too.
Out from a seizure and you are out!
I think oxygen can help, but I am not sure how much it can.
There is definitely a difference.
With that being said there are also conditions that foster problems.
For example; offshore passage
with crew - I am the most rested person on the boat.
Cruising along - sun up till about two hours prior to sun set. Short days yes.
What happens on long solo ocean passages with storms and seas - I don't know. I have never put myself through those circumstances alone.
That is partly why I originally posted the question 4 pages ago.
And it is okay to hear, you shouldn't be on the water
I have been fired from two employers for disclosing the fact I did have seizures and I wanted to let those around me be aware.
said no, the coast guard said no.
Graduated HS with a 4.0 and college with a 3.9 gpa and could bench press nearly 400lbs.
Physical and mentally capable, I think.
So seizures do mean no to a lot of things.
We all deal with our limitations.
Like many of you said.
My dad made it just into his 40s before his heart exploded. I am not far behind. And I do plan to take this boat across an ocean or two before my heart explodes too.
If my body does not make it by whatever reason along the way - at least in sprite I might.
The chances of something happening on a day sail or a similar short circumstance are slim ~ I would have already drowned kayaking if that was the case. Or white water
canoeing- does class three count as white water? Anyways,
All of your comments are extremely well valued. I hope they do help another folks that may have similar situations because they have helped me immensely.
P.S. I've been contemplating doing the water tribe challenges as an endurance test prior to the - alone on an ocean voyage in storms and high seas thing
I'll name that boat, Tsunami Seizure
yes I am serious!