I found a way to get this done. First, I connected my IPhone to another computer I had (a PC). Then I loaded the pics from my phone as a picture file. Then, I saved the file to a jump drive and loaded the file to my Mac. I copied the file to I photo and was able to make a new album and the pictures then automatically loaded to photo stream from there. There were about 1000 pics so it took a few hours to all upload to photo stream, but it worked!