Read about my life as an athlete and educator up until 10 years ago when my thumb first twitched. This is my story about the invasion of the Darkness. From twitching thumb to DBS waiting list, I have waged war with the Darkness, battling daily, on my terms choosing weapons like public music performance, volunteering at the hospital, golf, mountain biking, weight training and allying with others whose Darkness is far worse than mine. They are my heroes. This is an honest , provocative and humorous account of how I have chosen to respond to my challenges.