I had a c-section 4 weeks ago due to placenta praevia.
The c-section experience was a positive one. DS was shown to me as soon as he was pulled out then was taken to get checked out. Within a few minutes he was placed on my chest for skin to skin time while the ob finished working on me. DH carried bub to recovery so he got his first cuddles and then bub was placed back on my chest where he stayed until we went back to the maternity ward.
My milk came in on day 3 and had no problems getting bub to attach for his very first feed while I was in recovery.
I made sure to take all pain relief offered so I wasn't struggling and was able to enjoy my first few days with bub. Getting out of bed and walking around for the first time was a bit painful but the more I got around the easier (and less painful) it was. I was sent home with pain killers but only needed these the 2nd day I was home and after this I just took panadol (for maybe another 3-4 days) and then I didn't need anything.
I haven't driven yet but I haven't been back to the ob and I have had my DH home to drive me around so it hasn't worried me.
I agree with PP about granny panties. I'm still wearing mine as I don't want anything rubbing on my scar yet. I also wore loose PJ bottoms and gym pants that have the roll down waist so there was nothing rubbing.
Make sure you get up and walk around while in hospital (once you can) as I don't think I did this enough and it made it a little harder once I was home and having to be up and about doing things.
Housework can wait. Don't push yourself too hard once you are home as you will wear yourself out and may cause yourself unnecessary pain.
Best of luck. If you are nervous, just focus on the fact that you will be meeting your baby very soon!!!