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Checking In for a Checkup

Posted on Wed Nov 24th, 2021 @ 5:55am by Lieutenant Commander Alyssa Maren & Lieutenant Commander Hermia O'Rourke & Petty Officer 1st Class Kimba Rossi
Edited on on Wed Nov 24th, 2021 @ 6:25am

950 words; about a 5 minute read

Mission: Episode 12 - Risin' To Risa
Location: Sickbay - Deck 5 - USS Pioneer
Timeline: MD002 1100 hrs

Alyssa walked into sickbay hoping there would be someone free to give her a routine checkup. There wasn't anything in particular she needed checked, but she liked to keep on top of her mandatory evaluations so she didn't get held back from an away team or a research opportunity because she hadn't been cleared by medical.

As she walked in, she looked around for someone to help her, or at least let her know who to talk to.

Kimba noticed a woman in teal enter, thinking it might be the head nurse they'd been promised, she went to meet her.

As she got closer is noticed the two gold pips on her collar. "Good day, ma'am, I'm Nurse Rossi, can I be of any assistance?" She said.

Alyssa smiled. "Hello. I just arrived and I need to schedule a physical. I'm not quite sure who to talk to about that."

"If you have time now, I'm sure Doctor O'Rourke can fit you in." Kimba said with a smile.

"I have time," Alyssa assured her. In fact, she'd appreciate getting it taken care of now. "Thank you."

"Okay, follow me." Kimba said and led Alyssa to Hermia's office. Knocking on the door, she said. "Boss, you've got a new patient waiting."

"Send them in." Hermia replied.

"Well, there you are, I'll leave you in Doctor O'Rourke's capable hands." Kimba said returning to her duties."

Standing, Hermia asked. "What can I do for you, Lieutenant?

Alyssa smiled. "Hi. I'm the new head of science, and I'm in need of a checkup. The nurse told me you were available."

"Welcome to the Pioneer, Lieutenant." Hermia said. "I'm Doctor Hermia O'Rourke, CMO."

"Do you have time to give me a physical?" the science officer asked.

"Of course." Hermia said. "Pick a biobed and I'll be right with you." She then accessed the medical database and brought up Alyssa's medical records.

The science officer took the second biobed and sat, waiting for the doctor.

Hermia come out of her office a moment later with Alyssa's medical records on a PADD in her hand. She approached the Lieutenant and asked. "Lieutenant, can you give me your full name and date of birth?"

"Alyssa Maren. No middle name." She smiled. She'd always wanted a middle name, but her mother didn't feel it necessary.

"Okay, Alyssa, lie down, and I'll perform a full body scan." Hermia said as she calibrated the machine. "Your records say your half Human, half Betazoid, as am I."

"I thought I recognized another telepath," she replied as she lay on her back. "I find I either run into several, or very few. I don't know if you've noticed the same thing or if it's just me."

"Now, that I think about it, I think you're right." Hermia said. "Where I grew up there were two telepaths; my mother and myself. In an attempt to fit in, I tried my best to be like everyone else and even wore coloured contacts to hide my true eye colour." The Doctor added as the machine began to hum. "I hope your childhood was better than mine."

"That must have been difficult for you," Alyssa replied. "I grew up on Earth where it wasn't quite so hard, but there were always some who thought I was reading their mind." She shook her head. "I still run into people like that from time to time."

"Me, I can understand the psychological reasons for it, but that doesn't make it hurt any less." Hermia replied. "Speaking of psychology, my mother is a civilian psychiatrist on Empok Nor."

"How does she like working there?" Alyssa asked.

"She likes it. At the moment she's doing some duty shifts in the Infirmary, as they're short staffed." Hermia replied.

"It's good you have family you can visit fairly often. Mine are still on Earth." Alyssa smiled. "At least we can talk on a regular basis."

"I also have my daughter, Helena aboard." Hermia said.

Before anything else could be said the biobed beeped to alert Doctor that the scan was complete.

Hermia read through the results.

"Everything looks okay, except for some minor damage to your metatarsals, but that's not uncommon for a dancer. I'll run the osteo-regenerator over them and they'll be as good as new." Hermia said.

"Thanks. Between the dancing, hiking, and swimming, I tend to be hard on them." Alyssa reminded herself to get some new dance shoes before long. At least before she went back on the holodeck.

Hermia grabbed the osteo-regenerator and returned to the biobed. "You can sit up now, I can fix your feet while you're sitting."

"Good." Alyssa sat up and let her feet hang over the side of the biobed. "I feel more comfortable sitting up." Although her feet didn't quite touch the ground.

Hermia took the Science officer's foot gently in her hand and ran the osteo-regenerator over it, before switching to the other foot. "That's it, unless you have any questions."

Alyssa wiggled her toes. "Scientists always have questions." She smiled at the doctor. "But none for you at the moment. Thank you. For the evaluation and for the conversation."

"You're most welcome, Alyssa." Hermia said. "Enjoy your shoreleave."

"Oh, I will." Alyssa had lots of plans to keep herself busy. All of them involved science.

A Joint Post By

Lieutenant Commander Hermia O'Rourke
Chief Medical Officer, USS Pioneer

Lieutenant Alyssa Maren
Chief Science Officer, USS Pioneer

Petty Officer First Class Kimba Rossi
Nurse, USS Pioneer


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