Not in your ddc, hope you don't mind my input.
I was induced under unfavorable circumstances with my first son. With my second I remained pregnant for a very long time dilated to about 5cm. It sounds to me as if your induction would be much more favorable than mine. IMO the hardest part of an induction is not the pitocin but the fact that your body is not ready to have a baby; so an unnatural thing is being forced on both your baby and you.
When I had my second son I sort of self induced the day before I would have been induced. I used castor oil and
the deed (not in that order) and began having good regular contractions but nothing forceful or painful, so went in at that point and had my midwife break my waters. For me, that was enough. He was born nice and easy about 3 hours later.
If you get to the point in hospital where you require a drip to bring on strong contractions I think the best thing you can do is remain as focused as you can on what your decision is (to have drugs or not). Pitocin contractions are strong and relentless. Very different from the end of labor, about to push contractions. Many people get through them without drugs. I think that I could have avoided the nubaine I got with my first son if my body had been ready to have a baby. (I had pre-eclampsia and he was a couple of weeks early, not ready at all.)
But, you are a little dilated already. And a little effaced. That is very good news. If I were in your position I would try to get some contractions going with castor oil and the deed (if that is not out of the question for you) before you go in to hospital, and then try for a gentle induction (breaking waters does a lot). You may not even need the pitocin. But, go into it willingly. The morning of your induction, when you wake up, say to yourself, "I am going to have my baby today." (or other mantras that will remind you of what is really happening.) I think if you are open to induction, it is a much easier thing and can be much less invasive.
Good luck! I will be watching for your birth story.