I just had a c section almost 3 weeks ago after 2 natural births. I was terrified but honestly, there was no reason to be. It was so much better than I had imagined. I was able to nurse within 15 minutes and my milk came in 2 days later, same as it had with my natural deliveries. I would encourage you to get up and walk as soon as they will let you. I took a Strong dose of pain meds and walked a few laps in the hospital about 8 or so hours after surgery. From what I understand it makes recovery faster. I have no other c section to compare it to, but people kept commenting how easily I was moving around a week later. I have a bit of discomfort here and there, but had discomfort from episiotomies and pelvis issues as a result of DS2's delivery, so although different, I wouldn't say worse. I took comfort in knowing my baby was safe and the choice was what was best for him. Good luck!
Lindsay- wife to my Soldier & SAHM to Gavin 3/06 Liam 5/09 and Collin 8/12