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Shaunie O'Neal 'Shareef's Heart Surgery Set For December ... I'm An Emotional Wreck!'

Shaunie O'Neal 'Shareef's Heart Surgery Set For December ... I'm An Emotional Wreck!'
Published On: Wed, Oct 31
Nov 29, 2013; Athens, GA, USA; Appalachian State Mountaineers guard Mike Neal (23) defends against Georgia Bulldogs guard J.J. Frazier (30) during the first half at Stegeman Coliseum. Georgia defeated Appalachian State Mandatory 71-53. Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Shareef O'Neal's heading to the operating table to fix his heart issue in December -- and his mom tells TMZ Sports she couldn't be more nervous for the UCLA superstar.

"I've been an emotional wreck, really. To be honest," Shaunie O'Neal says ... "I just really have. I still am. I'm just trying to push through."

We broke the story ... Shaq and Shaunie's son was diagnosed with an issue that will temporarily halt his hoops career -- and now that a date has been set for the open-heart surgery ... Mom says she's havin' a tough time.

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