If it's not too late, Mariee, my husband and I still rave about our perfect C Section experience! We were disappointed when my OBGYN said that I needed to have one due to my large fibroids near my cervix, in addition to other issues. I had specifically chosen to have my baby in the UK instead of the US closer to my family thinking that I would be more likely to have a natural birth in the UK, but at the end, I was happy with how things turned out.
I spoke to a few friends who had had emergency CS, which weren't positive experiences for them, but this helped me know what to expect and research. There are so many surprises that happen during birth, but I still felt it necessary to write a realistic and concise BIRTH PLAN both for a CS and a natural birth. (My doctor made a deal with me: if the baby dropped and/or I went into labor before the due date, we could try a natural birth).
I'm not sure how things work in the US hospitals, but it's worth discussing your preferences with your doctor in advance, though I had discussed them with the midwife in the hospital the day of, and she actually remembered everything! In my CS birth plan I insisted that my husband stay in the room with me at all times. I had an epidural (which was the scariest part of the whole thing because I hate needles, though the anesthesiologist was the most comforting to me!) I asked them to lower the screen when the baby was born and to place the baby directly on my chest before taking him anywhere else. Immediately after they closed me up, they took us all to the recovery room where I was able to breast feed (more successfully than the weeks after!) I also mentioned little things in my plan like "no music" b/c I wanted everyone to understand what was being said with all the various accents in the room! :)
The actual surgery was SO quick, though it was the sewing up that took a little longer. At that point our little guy was born so I was distracted by him and not what the doctors were doing.
I found it very helpful to my recovery that I had done Pilates EVERY day during my pregnancy (due to previous back issues). A lot of the exercises we did in the hospital and later were practically the same moves I did with my Pilates instructor and at home, so perhaps you could talk with someone in advance to start doing some of those exercises before your due date. (Simple things like ankle circles, knee drops, etc.) Any other exercises that you already do to keep you strong are probably just as useful.
I took Arnica globules the day of the surgery (though some recommended the day before) to help the bruising go down quickly. I didn't feel any pain after the surgery due to the pain killers, but there was some numbness on an off for a few months around the scar area which no one warned me about, I guess because each person's body reacts differently.
Finally, my lovely SIL came from Germany to help us move home (!!!) a week after the birth and she cooked and did housework for a week so that I could recover.
Please feel free to PM me if you have any specific questions about the birth plan...