DLM- From her posts, it sounds like the OP has a medical condition/medical history which limits her options. Whether or not those limits are reasonable probably isn't a factor, or something she can control. For example, around here homebirth midwives will not take on vbac mothers... it may not be reasonable, but it means that women in my ICAN group who want an HBAC must rent a cabin ~3 hours away and get there during labor IF they want a "home"birth. If you can't afford the rent, the gas, the darn high oop cost, or the time it takes to get there routinely as well as in labor then a midwife attended HBAC just isn't an option. And although I had one successful VBAC under my belt already, it took me much of my next pregnancy to find a care provider who would "allow" me to vbac again due to the birth complications that developed during my first vbac. I've now had my second vbac and am preparing for my third... thankfully I was able to use the same provider this time because I've learned that the other two local practices would not take me as a vbac client, only as a rc/s client. And even the practice/hospital that I'm using places restrictions on vbac moms that require some "pre-planning".
Sometimes the available choices all kind of stink and planning on how to make a "best case worst case scenario" is crucial. It sounds to me like this is what the OP is trying to do. And it sounds like the OP doesn't "want" a c/s, but knows that her chances of having surgery are pretty high so she's trying to find the best possible c/s practice out there so IF she ends up with that birth scenario it'll be the best birth possible in the circumstances.
Personally, I think the hypnobabies c/s program might help since there is a lot of focus on staying calm/focused/present and then recovering quickly... so that might be something to explore. Especially if one goal is to avoid extra medication and be "parentally active" as soon as possible.