I have been working through the proof of Cartan's Theorem B that Hörmander gives in his book 'Introduction to Complex Analysis in Several Variables'. When I began, I skipped over some of the initial steps so that I could get to a specific calculation that my supervisor wanted me to look at. Now, looking back at the setup, I realise that I don't understand all of the details.

In Chapter 4, Hörmander introduces linear, closed, densely defined operators $T : L^2_{(p,q)}(\Omega, \varphi_1) \to L^2_{(p,q+1)}(\Omega, \varphi_2)$ and $S : L^2_{(p,q+1)}(\Omega, \varphi_2) \to L^2_{(p,q+2)}(\Omega, \varphi_3)$ which are defined by $\overline{\partial}$.

Some functional analysis shows that it is enough to prove that there is a positive constant $C$ such that $\|f\|^2 \leq C(\|T^*f\|^2 + \|Sf\|^2)$ for all $f \in D_{T^*}\cap D_S$. An argument is then given to show that $D_{(p,q+1)}(\Omega)$ is dense in $D_{T^*}\cap D_S$ with respect to the graph norm $f \mapsto \|f\| + \|T^*f\| + \|Sf\|$, where $D_{(p,q+1)}(\Omega)$ denotes the smooth compactly supported $(p,q+1)$ forms. The proof of this fact is where my troubles begin.

Hörmander shows that for suitable weights, and a sequence of compactly supported functions $(\eta_{\nu})_{\nu \in \mathbb{N}}$ with $0 \leq \eta_{\nu} \leq 1$ and $\eta_{\nu} = 1$ on any compact subset of $\Omega$ when $\nu$ is large (which satisfy an appropriate bound on $|\bar{\partial}\eta_{\nu}|$), we have $\|\eta_{\nu}f - f\|_{\varphi_{2}} \to 0$, $\|S(\eta_{\nu}f) - \eta_{\nu}Sf\|_{\varphi_{3}} \to 0$, and $\|T^*(\eta_{\nu}f) - \eta_{\nu}T^*f\|_{\varphi_{1}} \to 0$. I can understand why the first two are true, but not the third.

Hörmander shows that $\eta_{\nu}f \in D_{T^*}$. From there I can see how he gets, for $u \in D_T$, $|(T^*(\eta_{\nu}f) - \eta_{\nu}T^*f, u)_{\varphi_{1}}| \leq \int|f|e^{-\varphi_{2}/2}|u|e^{-\varphi_{1}/2}d\lambda$, but after this inequality, he states

$\dots$ which implies the bound $|T^*(\eta_{\nu}f) - \eta_{\nu}T^*f|^2e^{-\varphi_{1}} \leq |f|^2e^{-\varphi_{2}}$.

I don't see how this follows. How does Hörmander obtain this (pointwise) estimate? At the moment, the best I’ve got is a messy measure theoretic argument that I’m not even sure is correct. Any help would be much appreciated.