I have had two Caesareans - all OK - didn't feel a thing - as I had a "spinal block" which is more numbing than an epidural. Spinal blocks can be topped up in case you need more effect. The only - ive was an itchy rash after the op - a reaction to the drugs - however this cleared after a few days.
Go for all pain meds after the op to help you move around - don't be like a hero like I was with my first! All sorts of meds available. Also go for a laxative to help pass the first post-natal poo - sorry to be blunt - but it can be tricky to pass the first one!!! Eating prunes was OK but I needed Lactulose too. With the first pregancy I had Lactulose too late so had too push somewhat which aggrevated my bowel fissure. Sorry to be basic here!
Second time around , no problems as I had tanked up on Lactulose!!!!!
Ask to see the anaethetist several weeks in advance of the EDD to discuss the plan. It does help to raise questions and to make a plan for the team to use on THE day! Do take along the physio book if you have it. Perhaps discuss too if you need a general anaesthetic, if you have a loose jaw?
I had two Ceasareans due to 1 breech position and then 2 HMS as pushing could have caused tissue damage (by baby 2 they knew I had HMS).
For six weeks after the op, you need to take it easy (!) but bear in mind you cannot drive or push a pram up a hill so recruit any helpers you can, and tolerate any help!
Both ops went well - I enjoyed chatting to the surgeons during the op! Hope your other half is psyched up to watch - altho a screen will hide the op for you and your other half. You can have about 8 or so people in the room so you can feel rather on show but everyone is so helpful and jolly.
I will try to remember the meds I had post op and will post later.
My scar is OK by the way - second time around I had stitches left in which dissolved - better this way than having them removed (like the first time).
And - babies after Caesareans have lovely heads, not squashed!
Sorry to be so graphic here.
I do hope all is going OK and baby is OK?