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Wonderful news that your husband's scan was so good. I didn't have radiotherapy but I did have 4 lots of Cisplatin (with Gemcitabine) and I can tell you it really knocked me for six. I was tired & breathless for several months afterwards. Don't forget that it's highly toxic and will take a long time to seep out of his body.
Having so much radiotherapy at the same time - he must be as strong as the Incredible Hulk! The fact that he can still go for a daily walk is testament to his determination & courage -and you must have been giving him loads of TLC to keep him going this well!
I wouldn't worry too much about what he can't do at this stage, just take it as a positive that he's ok enough to go out. The best approach is for him to listen to his body - if it needs rest, so be it. And sleep is a great healer, so even though it's a bit isolating for you and frustrating for him, it won't be for ever, far from it.
If you feel he might need a dietary supplement e.g. extra vitamins, having a chat with his GP is a good idea. Otherwise, I'd let it ride for a few more weeks. I'm sure you'll see an improvement by then.
Do come back and keep us posted on his progress. You're winning!
With love & hugs to you both,
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