I agree about trying to turn the babies and if that doesn't work, at least you tried.
My first son was born by c-section. My second was born VBAC.
I did fine. Ds#1 was fine and IS fine. It was uncomfortable to nurse at first and I had to figure out how to position him, but they gave me a little pillow to help with that.
I had never been hospitalized, had never had real surgery ( I had had my wisdom teeth removed, but that is not the same kind of thing...) and I was very scared.
Everyone was very kind, very competent and we even found our pediatrician during the delivery.
The worst thing I can say is I came at shift change, there were a lot of people in and out of my room for awhile, there were several women delivering that night, so I did not have a nurse right with me much of the time, just dh and me.
The food was awful.
Recovery was slow and painful, but so was the recovery from my VBAC. I think some women have easier recoveries than others.
If you like your doctor, if you trust your doctor, if you will have people with you who are supportive, all those things will help make it a more positive experience.
You are not a failure. These things happen. We can't always exert the kind of control we would like over every circumstance and sometimes it's better to make peace with that, focus on the positives and carry on.
Feel free to PM me if you'd like.