I would like to also welcome you to HealingWell. I don't think I have any answers for you. Astelin has been around for quite awhile, I do know that. Have you asked your doctor if he/she knows of any where you could get some assistance for that first $2,000? It can't hurt to ask.
I wish you the best. Please keep us informed. Who knows, someone might come along who has walked in your shoes.