Your labor and baby twin reporting, coop_mom!
I'm doing wonderfully, and i'm so amazed with how well I've healed after surgery that I want to write a love letter to my OB (who I never met until surgery loomed, consequently). I have plenty of feeling along a very clean and small seam that is nearly invisible. For the first several weeks, there was some pain, especially if I "overdid it" by walking too much. As late as Black Friday, I felt pain when forced to walk around Ikea for 4 hours, but i'm now up to 3 mile hikes carrying Cleo without any adverse affects.
Like you, a section was the last thing I wanted or imagined, but it turned out to have been a pleasant surprise. Surgery was fine, baby was fine, nursing is great, and Cleo does not seem to have suffered any negative affects at all. I can't imagine her being less alert, happy or thriving. I did ask my doula at our 6week meeting if she thought I had any other choice than surgery, and she said that although there is always the chance I could have pushed her out myself (turned breech during labor after water breaking, 20 hours of labor and 4 hours of pushing), the chances of her head getting stuck in my pelvis, the cord being wrapped or something else horrible happening to me as a first time mom wasn't worth the risk.
And after a lot of soul-searching, I have to agree. That being said, I'm looking forward to a VBAC next time, for which my tremendous OB assured me i'm a great candidate (and which terrifies DH).
Hope that helps!