I notice you're trying a voice recognition program. The Dragon program that I'm using adjusts to my southern drawl. It has an option for southern drawl, then you need to train it for the words that you have a hard time with. It rarely gives me a hard time with misunderstanding my words. In fact I'm using it now.
I like the convenience of it. I am not a very good speller sometimes and it helps me out a great deal in that area.
Good luck in your hand surgery. I hope you heal quickly.