You need to learn how to climb stairs with crutches. When I tore a kneecap off & was in rehab, they taught me how to do that. Many places just give you the crutches & you are on your own. Go down to a landing where you won't fall down the stairs and try going up & down just one step. Put the crutches on the step where you are standing & use your good foot to get to the next step, followed by the bad foot. Always Good Foot Up, Bad Foot Down... And when you get to the cane, always use the cane on your GOOD foot side. I have been wheelchair, walker, crutches, cane Twice! First time I had to learn how to walk again. Actually, right now I have the same boot you have--broken foot, ankle and wrist--all left side.... You have the right attitude. No matter what, it's only a minor inconvenience.