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Side Sim: Lounge - A time to think and maybe to heal

Posted April 12, 2021, 7:46 a.m. by Crewman Octavia Raain (Medical Student) (J Ridgley)

Posted by Lieutenant Tija Aizala (Visitor) in Side Sim: Lounge - A time to think and maybe to heal

Posted by Lieutenant Tija Aizala (Visitor) in Side Sim: Lounge - A time to think and maybe to heal

Posted by Crewman Octavia Raain (Medical Student) in Side Sim: Lounge - A time to think and maybe to heal
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Octavia shrugged, “I’m not sure really its a little daunting to think about what I want to set my entire lifes work too but I think I’m leaning towards Immunology, I kind of like Virology aswell and they do overlap in some places but right now I’m just trying to find the new normal for my life, its all pretty exhausting but I’m getting there, things take time or so my counsellor tells me.” He smiled, “Sorry i’m rambling, What about you, do you have a specialisation?”

  • Crewman Octavia Raain

“No need to apologise,” Aizala answered sincerely. “Both of those fields are very interesting and you still have a lot of time to figure out who you are and what you’d like to do,” she continued encouragingly before falling silent for a moment as they left the Arboretum and entered the corridor. Finally she said, “It’s a little complicated. The first medical training I ever received was in what you might call alternative medicine: herbes and other natural remedies. At the Academy I then specialised in emergency medicine and trauma surgery. But-” She hesitated for a moment and then said, “I’m going to switch specialisations. Part of my own recovery.”

~Lt. Tija, Doctor (med leave)

Octavia was simply curious about why the Doctor felt the need to change specialisation but decided not to ask as much. “Perhaps a different specialization will be good then, I mean were all doctors… Well maybe not me 8yet* but I figure as long as I am helping people either by developing the newest vaccination or patching up a cut I am happy. I think it helps that Goven was the same except he was an engineer, engineering and medial are scarily similar.”

  • Crewman Octavia Raain

“I hope so,” Aizala replied with a small, slightly sad smile. “I haven’t been off duty long and I did help during the the recent situation on the Starbase, but I already miss being on duty. I’ve helped treat people and then treated them myself for the majority of my life. Not being allowed to do that right now feels … unsettling. And I don’t like not knowing when I’ll be allowed to return to duty. Even in limited capacity,” she admitted and then sighed. “But I also know that I can’t help anyone right now and that I might put people in danger if I have another panic attack. So I’m trying to be patient.”

~Lt. Tija, Doctor (med leave)

Octavia gave her a small smile, “Atleast you know that what you’re doing is for the greater good your own physical and mental health ultimately has to come first its that age-old question ‘Who treats the doctor?’ If you know you ever feel like you want to do something that’s helping others I’m looking for people to teach me their fields, no risk involved and you might feel like you’re doing something.”

  • Crewman Octavia Raain

Turning her head, Aizala looked at Octavia, the smile on her face a little wider and less sad. “I always enjoyed teaching. My last posting was actually on one of the Academy vessels. The USS Challenger,” she replied as the walked through the doors of the Lounge. Looking around she quickly spotted an empty table close to the windows and started to lead their way over there. “So I’d be more than happy to teach you anything you’d like to learn.”

~Lt. Tija, Doctor (med leave)

“That would be amazing!” Octavia said a little too happily, she didn’t sit down right away, “Would you like something to drink or eat maybe? I dont mind getting it for you I’m fancying something myself” Octavia scratched her chin wondering what she would eat perhaps an apple strudel with chocolate milk then she remembered her company and thought about getting something a little more grown up.

  • Crewman Octavia Raain

“Yes please,” Aizala replied with a soft smile and then pondered for a moment. “I’d like a small Caesar’s salad, a small bowl of mousse au chocolate with vanilla sauce and a cup of herbal tea. The one that is saved in the database as Tija 8. Thank you,” said as she slipped onto one of the chairs.

~Lt. Tija, Doctor (med leave)

Octavia nodded to show she understood what the doctor wanted before bouncing off to the replicator in the corner. Lost in her own thoughts Octavia was really glad to have met Tija, another person of who she could learn from and maybe help as a result was always a good thing. “Computer please may I have a small Caesar’s salad, a small bowl of mousse au chocolate with vanilla sauce and a cup of herbal tea from the database labelled Tija 8, can I also have Bacon lettuce and tomato wrap, apple juice and a chocolate fudge cake warm with custard, cold.” She smiled politely to the ensign who was also ordering some food before wishing her a good day and leaving.

Picking up her own tray she moved carefully back to the table Tija had chosen for them and placed the tray on its surface. “Here we go one small caesar salad, a mousse term, owl? Chocolate with a vanilla cup and some herbal tea.” She smiled at Tija before taking a seat and her things. The replicator had also provided the cutlery needed. “The Mouse Owl Chocolate looks nice.” She said not quiet getting the pronunciation.

  • Crewman Octavia Raain

“Thank you,” Aizala replied with a soft smile as she picked up the cup of tea. With both hands wrapped around it, she lifted it to her face, but instead of taking a sip she merely inhaled deeply, her eyes closed. After a few moments she opened her eyes again and asked, “Would you like to set up a fixed date where we want to meet for some classes? Or be more flexible about when and how often we meet? And what would you like me to teach you first?”

~Lt. Tija, Doctor (med leave)

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“We can totally set up a fixed time and place, I can work it in between my other lessons and extra duties, trying to keep my mind busy so I dont randomly burst out crying anymore” She explained a little too happily, Octavia was slowly getting over it in her own sarcastic way. “I dont really know as to what the teaching objectives are but I can certainly find out for you and send you them.

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