Location: Sick Bay
Timeline: Current - *After* Briefing...
Lt. JG Kenwood Rogers walked into Sickbay, looking around at the place. Noticing a Nurse, he approached her and smiled. "Hello, I'm Lieutenant Rogers, here for my 'slightly' postponed Physical. Is the Doc available?"
"I believe she's ready for you," answered the nurse, pointing to where Doctor Kij stood, studying a tricorder while chewing her lower lip.
Rogers looked in the direction of where the Nurse was pointing, and spotted the Doctor. "Ouch." He thought to himself, "There goes the blood pressure.." Rogers headed over to the Doctor . "Lieutenant Rogers, reporting for my check up."
Jayla looked up, blinked, then broke into a wide grin. "Of course," she said, setting aside the tricorder and choosing a different one. "That one's wonky," she explained. "I'll have to have it checked. Anyway, hop up here and we'll get started," she said, indicating the bio bed.
Rogers glanced at the tricorder; "Try adjusting the bio-feedback array, that resets the modulators, that should do the trick." Rogers hopped on the bed.
Jayla picked up the tricorder again and did exactly as he'd said. "Hm," she said, grinning again. "It worked. Thanks!"
Ken nodded. " It was nothing; a tricorder is a tricorder - the new ones coming down the pike someday will fix themselves." Ken corrected himself; "I'm sure of it." He smiled at Jayla.
Jayla grinned back. "No doubt," she said, turning said tricorder on him. "Sometimes I wonder what it was like to study medicine before these things. No wonder there were so many misdiagnoses. One had to look at the symptoms- say nausea, fatigue, headache, fever- and make a diagnosis from that. It could be a flu, or it could be a sinus infection, and, in humans, Betezoids, and Cardassians, a heart attack can mimic the flu. I mean, how was anyone supposed to do anything with any of that?" She shook her head, still grinning.
Ken grinned back. "Well Doc, with the way the Universe keeps opening up to us, there's no telling what we'll 'find' further down the pike." Ken looked around. "Would you like for me to get on a bed?"
"Not necessarily," said Jayla, hovering the tricorder over his heart for a moment. "You last physical was up to date, so there's not a lot I have to do. Of course, if you'd like to have a seat, feel free. Take a deep breath," she instructed.
Rogers shyly smiled and took a deep breath, then looked at the Doc. "Umm, Doctor, after I take a deep breath?..."
Jayla stifled a giggle and grinned at him. "Let it out, of course," she instructed.
Rogers returned the grin and let his breath out. He was silent for a moment, then spoke. "Doc, how's the food situation on this ship? I'm thinking of a place where one can go - when off duty of course, and relax and eat. *Maybe* even take someone out for a nice dinner, if the occasion arises? "
"I only just got here myself," she replied, resetting the tricorder and hovering it near his stomach. "But, I would imagine the lounge is nice. It usually is on these ships."
Rogers nodded. "Ok, lounge it will be. Now as to my heath; how do I look?"
"Everything looks great," said Jayla, stowing the tricorder in her pocket with a grin. "Textbook, even."
Ken smiled at Jayla. "Great, that means I am good to get going in my duties, then?"
"Of course," said Jayla, grinning back. "Cleared for duty."
Rogers smiled bak at her. "Great! I hear another Science Officer is heading here, time to go meet her." Rogers headed out the door and down to the Science Department.
Jayla grinned after him, then returned to her office. She still had reports to finish. If this day got any busier, she'd never finish!