That absolutely sucks. You should Email YouTube and see if they can do anything about it.
YT will only help you if you have like 20 million views or something.
I have nearly two million, and there in absolutely NO way I'd be able to get in touch with a real person. And they have these "Help forums" But its not free form at all, and I've never even been able to get a response there.
Ironically, I've had more help from those yahoo ask things than from any google resource... Google was the worst thing to happen to youtube.