My situation was pretty similar! I had planned for and wanted a vaginal birth. Of course I knew a c-section was a possibility, but that seemed so unreal, and I think I just refused to believe it would actually happen.
After having my c-section though, I'm very happy that I did. I had a wonderful experience. I knew exactly when I was going to be able to meet my daughter, which was awesome. I liked being able to know that on this set day, I was going to have a baby.
It also made it easier to plan. I knew the type of things I'd want to bring to the hospital, I was able to make sure the people I wanted to be there were available and could make it. My family was able to be there as well because they knew when to take off work.
The surgery itself was quick, and was over before I knew it! I even got to hold DD when they were done with her as they were still stitching me up.
My biggest fear was the pain/recovery. I was very lucky and have had a very smooth recovery. It wasn't near as bad as I was afraid of. I also loved that I wasn't all torn up below the belt. That was my biggest fear about delivering vaginally. Going to the bathroom was never really a huge issue, there's no pain or tearing, and my bleeding has been very light.
I went into this c-section thinking that next time I'll be trying for a VBAC, but honestly this whole experience was so great that I'm seriously considering a RCS.