I’m going to miss me…

A world in mourning

So I woke up this morning to find tons of hits on my website (www.marksloanmd.com), way more than I’ve had in many a moon. What in the world is up, I wondered. Did some big shot celebrity finally recommend Birth Day? Some book award left over from 2010? Did I win the lottery? (Tough to do without a ticket, but still…)

So I Googled references to my book, and searched Amazon to see if there’d been a sales “bump,” but no. Hmmm…a mystery.

Then I thought of my alter ego, Dr. Mark Sloan (aka “McSteamy) on Grey’s Anatomy, the source of many a snicker when I’m introduced at conferences and talks. (It got so bad a few years back that I’d start my talks with a photo of McSteamy and just wait for the laughter to die down.) Had something happened to him?


Sure enough. When I Googled “McSteamy” there it was: hundreds of posts and tributes, and millions of grieving fans. Last night, right there in the middle of the season opener, they went and killed me…er, him, off.

Not sure how he died, as I haven’t seen the show in years, but from the tear-stained posts it apparently involves a smash-up, a coma, and a pre-crash wish not to remain on life support for more than 30 days. Or something. Whatever the case, they granted his wish, and a bit of me went with him when they pulled the plug.

An accurate portrayal

Please: no flowers, no sympathy cards. I’ll carry on somehow. I’ve been through this before, you know, back when they cancelled Diagnosis: Murder. Just when I thought the pain would never end, in walked McSteamy with his pecs and his bath towel. Who knows where Dr. Mark Sloan will pop up next?

I’m betting on a reality show: Who Wants to be the Next Dr. Mark Sloan? Maybe I’ll enter, though they might disqualify me on the grounds of a pre-existing condition: I’m already him.


Filed under Obituaries, Sex & Sexuality, Television

4 responses to “I’m going to miss me…

  1. I just love your sense of humor, Mark! I think I will crack up all day thinking about your comments and your choice of photos here.


    • You think I’m kidding? I’m all torn up!
      One faint hope: Maybe this will all turn out to be one of those Dallas-style dream sequences, and in a few weeks he/I’ll come swanning out of some other young doctor’s shower with a strategically-placed bottle of Head and Shoulders in hand… “McLazarus”?


  2. I was thinking of you last night as I watched Grey’s Anatomy, wondering if you had heard the news of your passing…Sending virtual sympathy 🙂


  3. Thanks, Liz. I’m virtually grateful.


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