i recently had my 4th c section in 4 years.... my first i had a high block like you, my second was by far the easiest, third my BP dropped and so did my pulse and they had to pump me full of drugs to make me regain conciousness....they were for a breech, placenta coming away, and then repeat, i had the option of VBAC but choose not to. with the 4th, OB said he wouldnt agree to trying VBAC because of the thinness of my uterus.
well 12 weeks ago i had my beautiful baby, with a uterine wall of 2ml thick was probably going to rupture with contractions, so i am glad i booked c section. Spinal went in perfectly, the opened me up and OMG.... bladder and bowel were stuck to my uterus so had to be carefully peeled away, by the time they finished that and delivered her the spinal was GOOONE, i was in agony, i got gas, fentanyl and ketamine for the pain for 45 mins until they finished. i wish they had knocked me out.i held her for about 2 minutes then i didnt get to hold her until in recovery. DP had her in the corner, so i may aswell have had a GA in that respect, i dont even remember her first cry. if they hadnt clamped my tubes this time, and i ever fell again i would demand a GA, i dont mean to scare anyone and this is just my opinion.
You need to do what is right for you. the more c sections you have the more complications there are. good luck with your decision and i wish you a very speedy recovery, which ever option you go for.
Oh and you can ask for the bubs sex to be withheld from DP/DH until you come to so you can find out together...