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Posted Sept. 28, 2022, 2:15 p.m. by Captain Aaron Foley (Commanding Officer) (Steve Johnson)

Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Dr. Rahm Vesta (Chief Medical Officer) in Sickbay - CO Checking In

Posted by Captain Aaron Foley (Commanding Officer) in Sickbay - CO Checking In

Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Dr. Rahm Vesta (Chief Medical Officer) in Sickbay - CO Checking In
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“We do pick up the inevitable scrapes and bruises on the path,” Dr. Rahm said. “Would you mind if I took some blood for testing? Oh, and you mentioned the middle of nowhere. Where were your previous assignments?” she asked, preparing her various kit for blood work.

-CMO Rahm

“Do what you need to do,” he said offering up his left arm. “I’ve sort of accepted that I’m in for whatever tests you have planned.

“Before getting called back to the Academy, I was stationed at Starbase Magellan, out past Romulan and Klingon space. Definitely a different kind of atmosphere when it takes months to travel back to Earth.”

Capt Foley - CO

Dr. Rahm quickly pulled two vials of blood from the Captain’s arm and dropped them onto a nearby tray. She pressed a piece of gauze into the puncture site and wrapped it in a sticky blue covering.

“Keep that one for about 2 hours,” she advised, giving the Captain use of his arm once more. “Ah, Magellan. Been there twice during the Dominion Wars, drank a lot of bloodwine,” she grimaced. “That is quite a few light-years away.”

She turned back to the samples. “Give us a day to process these and if there’s anything to update you on or not, I’ll be in touch. Buy as it stands now. Captain Foley, you’re in fine mettle. I’m clearing you for duty. Pending the results of your blood tests, of course. “

,-CMO Rahm Vesta

“I don’t think I remember seeing that in your file. But Magellan is probably not what you remember it to be. Starfleet has basically abandoned the station because it was so far out, so when we arrived it was part of getting the station back up and running again. When I left, they were finally getting a decent flow of the local trading traffic back through.

“And thanks Doctor,” Aaron said rolling down his sleeve and standing up from the biobed.

“So I guess that means it’s my turn. Is there anything that you need to make your job here on the Challenger any better or easier?”

Capt Foley - CO

“My apologies, Captain.” Dr. Rahm said, squinting thoughtfully. “It’s also equally likely I’m confusing names again. As for my time aboard the Challenger, give me a week or so to get my sea legs back. I came on board right when I’m also supposed to be finishing a chapter to a book on PTSD in a specific group of Bajoran miners I’d worked with, so I’m burning the candle at two ends right now.”

-CMO Rahm Vesta

“How is the rest of the writing for the book going? And I applaud you for keeping the work on it going. I haven’t had the time to review the research data I have collected recently, let alone have time to work on a paper to get published.

“And what take on PTSD are you taking with the book?” If it wasn’t obvious before, Aaron had definitely been in a research track as he was interested in talking shop when it came to publishing your research.

Capt Foley - CO

Dr. Rahm’s posture softened a little.

“It’s almost done. I’ve been working on it for months–collecting interviews and working with several miners’ therapeutic teams and comparing treatment protocol–but I do think it’s the most comprehensive reporting on treatment of the survivors of Bajor Mine E-19 yet.” She explained. “I eventually come to the recommendation that a combination of traditional talk therapy, occupational rehab, and guidance from the vedeks are the optimum treatment.”

-CMO Rahm Vesta

Aaron thought on that for a moment. “I can see how that would be very specific to a Bajoran, with how much religion is integrated into the culture. Did you get an opportunity to expand your research to see how this might work for a non-Bajoran?”

Capt Foley - CO


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