I learned that I'm lethal trying to use a crutch to take the pressure off my knee, while I wait for the operation. At this rate I'll end up with a broken leg and a lot of damage to the house. A friend lent me one as I was really hobbling yesterday, although I think having two would be a lot easier (it would save me hobbling around in a circle.
A colleague is borrowing a frame from a friend because it has a tray fitted on the front (it sounds rather 'grand' to me ) because I happened to say "It'll be great fun getting from the oven to the dining room with a plate and crutches" and she overheard me.
All this malarkey is making me feel sooooooooo old, despite the fact that I'm allegedly under the age where many need knee replacements.
When I dislocated (kippered is the technical term) my knee I used a wheelie chair to get me to and from the loo for the first day or so. Baby Tink's idea. I don't suggest you wheel a chair down your local high street but I do think a frame would be a lot easier and more support than a crutch or a stick. I never really ever found a stick very helpful I have to admit.