I suppose there are many possible definitions!
On the forums I understand it generally to mean, having acquired already enough general information to have come up with a reasonable cycle idea that might need help on details, rather than being overall in a place where it looks as if that wasn't done.
However, that's just custom and though I generally follow it, as a veteran it's absolutely my view you deserve better than I wrote above, which was just the ordinary custom.
By far the best way of recovering natural testosterone production is by use of a SERM, which (no practical importance) stands for selective estrogen receptor modulator. This is a class of drug which acts to block effect of estradiol in estrogen receptors in the hypothalamus. Where this is important is that regulation of testosterone production is by regulation of production of LH, and where testosterone and estradiol levels are in the normal range, the amount of LH produced depends even more on the amount of estradiol in the blood than it does on the amount of testosterone.
By blocking the estradiol receptors, the signaling system "decides" that LH production needs to increase. This helps greatly in restoring testosterone production versus allowing estradiol to activate these receptors as it normally would.
So for example, one would use typically Clomid or Nolvadex at dosings such as Day 1 of PCT 100 mg of Clomid three times, or 40 mg of Nolvadex three times, and then 50 mg Clomid per day or 20 mg Nolvadex per day for a few weeks after that.
That's PCT (assuming that testicular atrophy wasn't allowed to occur during the cycle, which generally isn't an issue with an 8 week cycle, but more often is with longer cycles.)
I would prefer seeing an 8 week cycle rather than a longer one, as recovery is likely to be faster, with possibly less risk of becoming yet more hypogonadal, depending on the type of hypogonadism.
The shorter cycle allows starting the next cycle sooner, and more cycles per year, and over the course of a year will be at least as productive.
To get the cycle going quickly, I would frontload the injectable, by taking 600 mg on Day 1. If this is not done, it takes weeks for levels to ramp up.
I would also use an antiaromatase, which can be purchased from "research chemical" places. 1 mg per day letrozole would likely be reasonable, though dosing can vary according to the individual. Without this, it's possible that although you did fine with lower doses of testosterone, the planned increase might cause gynecomastia.