Breech baby at 38 weeks EVC today

Has anyone tried EVC to turn their baby? I'm a little scared because the procedure is (as my Dr explained) considered an abdominal trauma and this the reason it has to be done in a hospital, high chances of distress occurring and a emergency cesarean being needed. I wanted a natural birth so I want to try this if it's a chance he will be successful at turning him, which I read is about 60%. 
Also, how many have had cesarean and is the recovery as bad as I hear??ive heard horror stories of infections and scar tissue issues, pain, epidural pain n migraines. I am terrified. I didn't get an epidural with my first and really didn't want one this time but it's not an option if cesarean happens. 
Thanks for any advice and experiences shared!