I'm 24, and on top of and because of some other health problems, I have some massive internal hemorroids. The Dr is considering surgery, but at this point I'm against it. He gave me some suppositories but they haven't seemed to help. The main problem is sitting for long periods of time is very uncomfortable. At first riding my bike wasn't a problem, but it's been slowly getting worse. Bike shorts help, but don't completely get rid of the discomfort. It's also simply not practical for me to wear them every time I ride.
Since I fixed a friend's bike last week she's been wanting to ride with me. I took my road bike today because my trunk rack doesn't fit on my Beretta, and my hybrid won't fit in the trunk. The roadie has a concor saddle that for one, I'm not used to, and two has very little padding. I've played with adjustments, tried with the bike shorts, but this saddle is killing me. I know the answer...replace it with something that works for me.
But at this point, I'm not even sure what to try. Every saddle that used to be comfortable isn't anymore. Even my hybrid, which I could easily ride 30 miles with no discomfort is bothering me after a very short time. After 5 miles I was so glad she decided it was too hot out and wanted to get back to working on our project for school.
Anyone have any ideas to bring enjoyment and comfort back into the saddle? That's where my biggest problem is. I don't get a chance to sit anywhere else very long. so, any good OTC creams or ointments? adjustment tricks? The TDC is a week from tomorrow and I need to get some miles in. I see the Dr. Wednesday, but I need to ride a bit before then.