Welcome, MDANIELS37, and thank you for sharing your story! I am very sorry to hear that you had to suffer a stroke, and also very glad that you are able to be here with us. It hits very close to home for me, because I too had very elevated BP for quite a few years before I did anything about it, and also did not have any noticeable symptoms; luckily I finally decided to get it under control before having any major problems, but your story could easily be mine as well.
Spark People is a great site, you'll find all the tools, information and community support here that you need to learn to live a healthier lifestyle. If you need any help finding your way around, don't be afraid to ask -- there are also some links to helpful features on the HBP team page.
Best wishes to you --
Sandy (Michigan Upper Peninsula) -- Say "Ya!" to da U.P, eh?