I told the nurse in the pre op area about how nervous I was because of my last experience. When she brought me into the OR, she introduced me to the other nurses and told them how scared I was because of my previous birth. They were really wonderful. It was a very healing experience, for me at least.
Physically, I felt great. I was eating a sandwich later that night, and my doctor released me a day early.
I actually ended up getting some fluid behind my stitches and needed to have the incision re-opened and packed daily for a month, and I still felt physically and emotionally better than the first time. (my body reacts weirdly to stitches. It wasn't related to the surgeon.)