and this is pretty much an impossible amount for me to afford, even in installments. I'm going to call the hospital on Monday with my therapist to see if we can negotiate it (way, way) down, but other than that I don't know what to do. This has turned into a really desperate financial situation and I'm really wishing I just said "no" and stuck to my guns when I wish pressured into agreeing to hospitalization.

I know one of the people stuck in there with me managed to negotiate his fees way down but that was when he was actually in there, I don't know about after-the-fact but I'm hoping.